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Youngsters ready for the off in Wigan race for Joining Jack charity
8:10am Thursday 15th August 2013 in News
YOUNG people are being encouraged to take part in a race to raise money for the Joining Jack charity.
The Junior Joining Jack run, organised by leisure and culture provider WLCT, will donate all proceeds to the charity which aims to raise awareness and funds research into developing a cure Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, one of the most common fatal genetic diseases in the world.
Four year-old Jack Johnson is the elder son of former Wigan RL club player Andy Johnson and his wife, Alex and the Joining Jack charity is supported by the whole rugby league community.
Janet Bergman, of WLCT, said: “We are really pleased to be supporting Joining Jack and look forward to welcoming young people to the arena for this fun event. I’d encourage anyone interested in keeping fit and helping a worthy cause at the same time to take part.”
The event takes place at Robin Park Arena on Saturday, September 7. Registration on the day costs £1 and the race features a 1k run for children aged under eight; registration 10am to10.30am for an 11am start; 2k for nine to 12 year-olds, registration between 10.30am and 11am, race starts at 11.30am and a 3k run for those aged 13 and over, registration 11am-11.30am for the race which begins at 12pm.
There is the option to run in fancy dress alongside JJ, the Joining Jack mascot. More details from 01942 404950.
The junior run takes place the day before the very first Wigan 10k race, which will also see part of the registration fee donated to the charity. There are already 2,400 runners registered for the challenge, starting at 10am on Sunday, September 8. Limited spaces are still available. See www.wigan10k.co.uk/
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