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Whittington-based charity set to benefit from Lichfield’s Cathedral Dash

A Whittington-based hospice is set to benefit from this year’s Techstep Lichfield Cathedral Dash.

Proceeds from the event – which takes place on July 17 – will go to the St Giles Hospice Compassus Centre, organisers have confirmed.

Helen Relihan, Head Of Fundraising at St Giles said

“It’s great that the Dash is raising funds again for St Giles.  We are very grateful for the support of the organizers, the participants and the spectators who all contribute.”

Following the introduction of cycling to the event last time around, a number of new events are being included this time around, including the Business Baton.

Organiser Kevin Wilson explained:

“We have a race for everyone – for all ages and abilities. The beauty of the Dash is that it’s a great spectator sport but you can also join in, have some fun and raise money for a worthwhile charity.”

The timetable for this year’s event has also bee released:

  • 10.00am: Junior Sprint Series (100m) sponsored by McDonalds – £2 per child per race
  • 10.05am: 8 and under
  • 10.10am: 10 and under
  • 10.15am: 12 and under
  • 10.20am: 15 and under
  • 10.30am: Junior 400m Series (1 lap) sponsored by Alpha Sports – £2 per child per race
  • 10.35am: 8 and under
  • 10.40am: 10 and under
  • 10.45am: 12 and under
  • 10.50am: 15 and under
  • 11.00am: Friary Grange Evolve Fitness Junior Dash (entry via invitation only)
  • 11.10am: Pursuit Cycling sponsored by South Staffordshire College
  • 11.15am: Junior Relays sponsored by Lichfield Health and Fitness Club – £5 per team of up to four, one lap each
  • 11.25am: Fun Relays for local businesses sponsored by South Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry (£40 per team of up to four, one lap each)
  • 11.35am: Club Relays sponsored by Studio DM (for more serious runners/teams) –  £10 per team of up to four, one lap each
  • 11.50am: Dash Athletes Parade
  • 11.59am: The Techstep Lichfield Cathedral Dash (elite runners only plus one Lichfield Mercury Wildcard awarded on the day)

Registration is 20 minutes before each race in marquee in front of West Wing.  For more information on the event call Paul on 07947698147.

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