As was announced at the recent fundraising ball, the organisers of the Manchester Marathon (Human Race Events) have kindly offered up to 100 free places in the MANCUNIAN MILE to TEAM EGERTON to support both Egerton FC and the Toy Appeal. The event is a 1 mile fun run for all the family that takes place on Sunday 7th April, the same day as the Manchester Marathon. The course is on the A56 in Stretford, close to Manchester United FC. Entrants run the last mile of the marathon, crossing the finish line and receiving a medal.
We would like to use this as a fundraising opportunity for the Toy Appeal. As many of you will know, Egerton has supported the Toy Appeal for a number of years by providing facilities and volunteers to collect, store and process the many thousands of presents and toy sacks that are delivered by the appeal to less fortunate children in the Manchester area who would otherwise be waking up on Christmas Day with nothing to open.
The Mancunian Mile is an exciting event that will appeal to our young members who would like to experience the thrill of an organised running event in a safe, fun environment. The course will be lined with supporters cheering everyone on and all finishers will cross the line to receive a well earned medal. Note that for younger members aged 4-10 it is mandatory that they are accompanied by an adult in the event. Members aged 11 and over can run unaccompanied but we would encourage parents of any age group members to also enter to raise money and to enjoy the event. Siblings and friends are also welcome to enter.
It would be fantastic if we could have a sea of yellow Egerton shirts or t shirts in the event.
We are asking that everyone entering targets £100 sponsorship/donation as this will help us reach our target of £10,000 however whatever sponsorship that you raise would be brilliant. We’re sure that families and friends would agree to sponsor junior runners, so do please gather as much sponsorship as you can for this great cause. Even If 100 runners enter with just the minimum £10 donation that will be £1000 for the Toy Appeal – but we’re sure we can raise a lot more!
YOU HAVE UNTIL 29TH MARCH DEADLINE TO ENTER THE EVENT, by following the steps below;
2) Send payment of £10 per entrant to the club electronically – account/payment details will be provided.
3) Once we’ve received payment we will reply to your email – sending you a code to use when entering the event
4) Proceed to the event page (link) – click on ENTER
5) Complete the registration process but at the final step enter the code received at step 3 above. This will reduce the entry cost to £0.
6) Gather more sponsors using the Egerton/Toy Appeal form
Thanks for your support and for all those entering – enjoy the event!