Walk, jog or run 5k on World Peace Day

By on 15/09/2016 in Cllr Zaffar, News, Partnerships

Runners, joggers and walkers are invited to take part in a 5k event marking World Peace Day in Cannon Hill Park next week.

The event, which is being led by Run Birmingham and supported by Birmingham City Council’s Wellbeing Service, is one of many events being staged around the world on Wednesday (21 September 2016).

Cllr Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality, will welcome everyone before sending the runners on their way at 12.45pm, after which he will join the joggers and walkers, who will set off at 12.47pm.

So if you’ve been inspired by Team GB’s amazing Olympians and Paralympians’ performances in Rio, this is an ideal starter event for people of all abilities.

Cllr Zaffar said: “This will be a great opportunity for people from different communities and faiths and no faith to walk, talk and get to know one another and setting the example of getting fit and active in our local parks.

“I hope you will be able to join me and help observe World Peace Day in our great city and will wear your 5k medal with pride.”

Anyone aged 14 and over can enter, and all participants will receive a goody bag containing a medal when they cross the finish line in Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston.

To confirm your place, contacting Run Birmingham either by email donna@runbirmingham.com or call 07885 235 209 by Friday 16 September.

The World Peace Day 5k is also being supported by Sport England, the Great Run Company and England Athletics.

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