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Mayor gets his legs out for Halesowen charity cash dash
1:05pm Tuesday 20th August 2013 in News
HALESOWEN runners are being urged to jog onto the fundraising trail to help the borough's mayor raise charity cash.
Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Alan Finch, is swapping his chain for trainers to take on the ten kilometre section of The Great Black Country Road Run through Halesowen on Sunday, September 22.
Hundreds of athletes including Team DB from the council will be running with the mayor's charities, White House Cancer Support, Dudley and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, among those to benefit.
Councillor Alan Finch, Mayor of Dudley, said: “I’ve never done anything like this before but charity is something very close to my heart and I’m keen to raise as much money as possible."
Meanwhile the mayor's charities are already £1,000 better off after a donation form the borough's muslim community.
Cllr Finch paid a visit to Dudley Central Mosque during the recent month of Ramadan where the donation was handed over.
Runners can either run the 10km road race that the mayor is tackling or a more gentle five km fun run which will be held afterwards.
The GBCR is being organised by the Rotary Club of Halesowen and Rowley Regis and is set to transform Halesowen town centre for the day on September.
Rotarian Alan Bowler, race organiser, said: “We are urging everyone to register for either the fun run or road race as quickly as possible.
“It promises to be a wonderful event for all the family and people can run for whatever charity they chose this year.”
For more information and to register for the run visit www.greatblackcountryrun.com or www.bostinrun.com.
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