Just two months ago the annual charity fundraiser – now in its 34th year – had been unexpectedly cancelled.
But then the Boston Standard and Boston and District Athletic Club (BADAC) joined forces to save the event which over the years has raised thousands of pounds for charity.
And entry forms are now available…so you had better get your running shoes at the ready!
This year’s event will run from Skegness to Boston on July 17 with four aspects – a trial race for serious runners, the main fundraising run, a dog walk to raise money for canine charities, and a mini-marathon for families and young children.
Entry for the first three events costs £20, while the children’s event is just £5.
Once this has been paid – either by the runners or by their nominated charity – participants can start collecting sponsorship.
This means ultimately, after the entry fee, all money raised will go to that person’s chosen charity, unlike other years when it has also been split with the organisers.
“This is already proving to be a real winner with people and also charities who think it is great that they pay for the entry and in return get all of the sponsorship,” said BADAC’s development officer Peter Arnott. “All we ask for is a £20 entry fee – just as in previous years – for administration costs.”
l Entry forms are available from The Standard’s offices at 5-6 Church Lane, Boston, through BADAC and certain charities. To find out more call Mr Arnott on 01754 820455, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bostonanddistrictac.com. Charities looking to put runners into the event can also contact Mr Arnott for entry forms.