Preparations for the Worcester Run events are gathering momentum with organisers confirming both the launch of the Young Athletes Run and a charity partner, COCO (Comrades of Children Overseas). The events, which will begin at Pitchcroft Race Course, are scheduled for 21 September 2014.
The Young Athletes Run will take place alongside Worcester City 10K and Run Bike Run. The event aims to attract budding young talent to the racecourse where there will be a one mile race for U11s aged between 7 and 10, and a 3k race for U16s.
COCO, the event’s lead charity, is based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and is co-founded by former Olympic athlete and BBC commentator Steve Cram. COCO works in remote regions of Tanzania, Kenya and Ghana with people living in poverty and aims to encourage community development so that children can go to school and gain an education.
Launched in March, the Worcester event has been labelled as the 'First Class City Series' due to its innovative combination of running and cycling. Cram commented: “The Events from the North team is really excited to be delivering a new event here in the City of Worcester. We’re passionate about bringing First Class running and cycling races to first class cities.
“With such a stunning backdrop to work with, we’ve been able to provide a fast, spectator friendly, fun course for both runners and cyclists. Who knows, if I’m feeling fit come September, I may be entering the 10K myself!”
Entries for the events are now open, for more information, visit the Worcester City Run website.