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Crosby Marina to host 5km Challenge

Runners taking part in an Active Sefton eventSefton Council’s Active Workforce team are hosting their annual 5km Challenge and are opening the doors to anyone who wants to get involved.

Taking place on Tuesday, 28 June, the event will consist of a 5km run or walk around the perimeter of Crosby Marina. As runners make their way around the lake, they will be able to take in the sights of Crosby beach.

The Challenge will begin at 6pm and costs just £15 per entry. Active Workforce members will pay a reduced rate of £10.

Participants can enter as an individual, or as a team of five. Everyone who enters will receive a medal and t-shirt, with an additional trophy for the fastest male and fastest female.

The event, which has been running since 2008, is open to all abilities, with the option to run, walk or stroll the 5km distance. Previous years have seen up to 500 people take part and the Active Workforce team are hoping to see a good turn out this year.

A number of Sefton councillors have already signed up for the Challenge and will be joined by Chief Executive of Sefton Council Dwayne Johnson.

Active Workforce hopes to encourage members of the public to get out and get active while spending time with colleagues, friends and family. The aim of the 5km Challenge is to be a fun event that anyone can enter and complete at their own pace.

Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing said:

“I am delighted to be taking part in the Active Workforce 5km Challenge.

“The team have been working incredibly hard to create events that are accessible to everyone, no matter their ability or experience. This challenge isn’t a contest, it’s about exercising at your own rate.

“It is so important to get outside and maintain a healthy lifestyle and this is something we always look to encourage through events such as this.

“I hope we’ll see a great turnout for what should be a fantastic event.”

To request an entry form, people should contact active.workforce@sefton.gov.uk. Anyone wanting to get involved needs to contact Active Workforce before Friday 24 June to be guaranteed a place.

To find out more about Sefton Council’s healthy living services and memberships, visit www.activeseftonfitness.co.uk/active-workforce