A team of 6 hailing from Liverpool Running Club, Penny Lane Striders, Mossley Hill RC and Liverpool parkrun will this week tackle a non-stop 24 hour treadmill challenge. Organised as part of Radio City's Cash for Kids fundraising day, the group will begin their challenge on Thursday (27 September) at Palm Sugar in Liverpool.
Liverpool RC's Jo Davis has spearheaded the event and will be one of the six runners clocking up miles on Thursday morning. Having raised money for Cash for Kids on several occasions, including the Liverpool and London marathons, Jo said she can't wait to fundraise in a team setting: "The 24 Hour Challenge, for me, is a chance for the running community to join together and show their hard work and team spirit."
The aim of Radio City's Cash for Kids appeal is to raise money for the relief of poverty, sickness or disability amongst children and young people living in Liverpool. Explaining her idea for a running-based activity, Jo explained: "For many years they have had rowers from Merseyside Fire and Police completing the 24 hours rowing which has been amazing. This year, we wanted to bring something different so came up with the treadmill challenge, which we hope will raise a lot of money for Cash for Kids and help others in the community."
For more information on Radio City's Cash for Kids appeal, you can visit their website or go to Jo's fundraising page. Anyone interested in becoming involved in Thursday's challenge can head along to Palm Sugar, which is located at Liverpool One, 5-6 Kenyon's Steps.