Over 1,000 people could run for charity in Exeter

September 7, 2016 by  

Organisers revealed that they expect around 1,200 runners to participate in an Exeter event later this year.

About 1,200 people may take on the five-kilometre course according to Michelmores, an Exeter-based legal firm. The aim of the event is to raise money for charity, but the run also serves to highlight positive aspects of the city. If the occasion is judged to be a success, it may be repeated in 2017 and it could be promoted by leaflets in Exeter.

Historic landmarks like the Guildhall, Exeter Castle and Southernhay are featured on the route this year. Will Michelmore, the senior partner for Michelmores, has explained some of the details to the Exeter Express and Echo:

“This year we have launched a brand new route, starting and finishing at Cathedral Green, which will take in many of the city’s important landmarks.”

Michelmore urged people of various ages and capacities to take up the challenge. However, every runner has to be over the age of 13. Michelmore is hopeful about the prospect of beating a target for fundraising. All entrants will have to pay £15 to enter, with a local charity, called Balloons, poised to benefit from the run.

Balloons gives help to children who suffer from bereavement. The organisation’s work is not confined to Exeter, assisting children who live in other parts of Devon too.