University to support Town and Gown 10k run for Muscular Dystrophy UK

Posted by crm28 at Feb 20, 2017 03:37 PM |
Route will pass through Victoria Park and main campus.

The first Leicester Town and Gown 10k run will take place on Sunday 5 March 2017 covering much of Victoria Park and looping through the University’s main campus. The Town and Gown 10k series aims to unite students, staff and Leicesterites in their support for the life-changing work of Muscular Dystrophy UK.

Our University has a unique connection to Muscular Dystrophy UK through the late Lord Richard Attenborough who grew up on our campus as the eldest son of Fredrick Attenborough, Principal of University College Leicester as we were then known. Lord Attenborough was an avid supporter of disabled rights, notably he founded our Attenborough Arts Centre with the aim of enabling the disabled to engage fully with the creative arts and served as both President and Honorary Life President of Muscular Dystrophy UK.

Sports Development Officer Lewis Jones said: “The University is constantly looking for opportunities to expand its community impact in the city of Leicester and the Town and Gown 10k presents a fantastic chance to do so. Working alongside Muscular Dystrophy UK, the university hopes to unite the city behind a fantastic cause and raise awareness of the efforts the charity makes”.

Participating in the race costs £16 which supports Muscular Dystrophy UK's work and a large number of University staff and students have already registered to take part.

Click here to register ➜

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