If you are planning a bit of deer-spotting in Richmond Park tomorrow be prepared for a herd of neon pink as runners descend on the park to raise cancer charity cash.
The 5km, 10km and 15km routes of the WomenOnly Breast Cancer Care run are set on closed roads in the idyllic green landscape, offering the only traffic-free road running event in Richmond Park.
The event is a firm favourite for keen runners and with its unique ‘run with your buggy’ option, caters for all of the female family.
One seasoned sports enthusiast putting her name to the cause is TV presenter, writer and model Charlie Webster who will be running on behalf of Breast Cancer Care.
Charlie, 31, is a qualified fitness instructor and personal trainer and made history in April this year when she became the first woman to present live boxing coverage.
She has also presented for the Premier League and from momentous sporting occasions such as the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
On her involvement, Miss Webster said: “I’m pleased to be taking part in the Breast Cancer Care WomenOnly Run this year.
“Having recently attended the Breast Cancer Care fashion show I was inspired by the amazing models’ courage, determination, and incredible zest for life.
“I’ll be doing the 10k route but it’s great to see so many options for people to choose from – there is something for all abilities in a really encouraging relaxed atmosphere.
“I can’t wait to lace up my shoes and get running round the beautiful surroundings of Richmond Park.”
Sporting & Challenge Events Manager at Breast Cancer Care, Tom Whitehead, thanked all supporters on behalf of the charity.
He said: “We’re so grateful to everyone who has chosen to run for Breast Cancer Care.
“The money they raise will make a huge difference to the 55,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer every year.
“We wish all the participants the best of luck for this run, and look forward to cheering them over the line.”
Breast Cancer Care have been supporting women diagnosed with the disease for over 40 years.
To register for the Breast Cancer Care WomenOnly run, visit www.humanrace.co.uk/running
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