Runners checking out part of the Cathedral to Castle route

A new route has been unveiled for a charity run between Lichfield Cathedral and Tamworth Castle.

The event, which will return for a third year, will take place on 7th April.

For the first time, the route will take in The Close, giving participants a picturesque view of the iconic city building after leaving the starting gates at Beacon Park.

More than 1,000 people have already signed up for the charity race organised by the Rotary clubs of Tamworth, Tamworth Anker, Lichfield and Lichfield St Chad.

Kyle Raffo, Tamworth Rotary Club president and director for the Cathedral to Castle Run, said: “When we first came up with this idea a few years ago, we thought it would be really great to link these two amazing monuments with a charity run, but we didn’t realise just how well it would take off.

“It’s become quite a draw, attracting runners from across the region and has already established itself as a key event on the local calendar.

“We’re delighted to finally bring the route right past Lichfield Cathedral itself, so runners will be able to get really up close and personal to this fantastic national treasure, before finishing at the foot of Tamworth Castle.

“The popularity of this event has led to us increasing the number of spaces each year and importantly, raising tens of thousands of pounds for charity, which is what it’s all about.”

The route will also head through the city centre, Whittington Barracks and Hopwas Woods on route to Tamworth.

For more details on the event visit the Cathedral to Castle Run website.

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