The Running Bee Foundation announces an Active, Healthy and Happy partnership with Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity
The City of Salford 10K has been renamed Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity Salford 10K, in a unique partnership with The Running Bee Foundation.
Due to the adverse effects of Covid-19, this year’s event that would have taken place on September 6th has been rescheduled for Sunday 29th November 2020, and will see Mo the Bee and Humphrey the Bear take to the popular route around Media City, in a bid to raise funds for the children’s hospital and community health and wellbeing projects across the City of Salford.
For all who complete the race, they will receive a commemorative Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital 10K medal and a technical t-shirt.
Early bird entry cost for club runners is £16.00 and £18.00 for non-club runners for a limited time only. You can purchase your entry here https://www.runningbeefoundation.co.uk/events-calendar/the-city-of-salford-10k/
Entry fees and profits from the event will be divided between a number of local worthy causes. All those who sign up to the event will be encouraged to raise money for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity and The Running Bee Foundation.
Chris Bird the Founder and trustee of The Running Bee Foundation, said: ‘’We are delighted to be working with Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity for this year’s Salford 10K. It’s an incredible hospital and we are so lucky to have the opportunity to support the great work that they do everyday year in year out. Our race demonstrates a real community spirit and continues to build new friendships every year. With such a great route we are hoping to encourage more and more people through the partnership to run and get involved in raising vital funds for both charities!’’
‘’We look forward to working closely with the team at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity and getting Mo and Humphrey the Bear together to Bee Active, Healthy and Happy! It’s a great opportunity for us to thank our amazing NHS too. Our We Love Our NHS Jingle Bee Jog will be our chance to give them the recognition they deserve for all that they are doing during this uncertain time for all of us.”
Viv Williamson, Senior Events Manager at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We’re incredibly excited for the event and can’t wait to see all those runners crossing the finish line and collecting their medals. This will be a real highlight in our calendar – we can’t wait! We’d like to thank everyone at The Running Bee for making us part of something really special.”
This year, The Running Bee Foundation launched the MyFirst™ Mile initiative, to encourage individuals and communities to complete their very first mile, whether they run, walk or jog, and take the first step towards having an active, healthy and happy lifestyle. On completing the mile, runners will receive a commemorative MyFirst™ Mile medal and certificate of achievement. For more information, and to sign up for MyFirst™ Mile at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity 10K, visit https://www.runningbeefoundation.co.uk/events-calendar/the-city-of-salford-10k/.
As well as the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Salford 10K, The Running Bee will be incorporating the much loved and anticipated Jingle Bee Jog on the same day, which will also be rebranded The We Love Our NHS Jingle Bee Jog. More details of this will be announced soon.
The Running Bee Foundation was founded and is supported by Sports Tours International. The Foundation will provide grants from the profits raised from its races in Manchester, Salford, Preston, Tameside and Knowsley to give to community initiatives in those areas and help to promote health and wellbeing as well as support the fight to reduce childhood obesity.