TAKING PART IN THE BUPA GREAT MANCHESTER RUN? THEN RUN FOR YOUR CLUB!
Are you a Port Vale fan taking part in this year’s Bupa Great Manchester Run?
Former Premier League footballer Fabrice Muamba has urged football fanatics from Port Vale to ‘Run for Muamba’ and join him in their club colours on the starting line come May 26.
The 25-year-old is the official starter for this year’s event and is in a show of unity and to celebrate his return to health.runners from all 92 football league clubs,hoping a runner from Port Vale will join his team of
to inform race organisers, Nova International.RunForMuamba@greatrun.orgshirt on May 26, please emailIf you’re planning to run in your Port Vale
The ex-Bolton Wanderers midfielder almost died after he collapsed with sudden cardiac arrest while playing against Tottenham last year, but has astounded medics with his recovery.
Muamba said: “I am calling on all football fans to put their rivalry and differences aside and unite to raise money for great causes across the UK.It’s amazing what can be achieved when we do this.
“I am delighted to be involved in this fantastic event. Whatever your motivation for doing the run, I look forward to waving you off at the starting line.”
Muamba was forced to retire from football following the incident but his popularity in the professional game remains very strong. In recognition of this, a team of 25 runners – one for each year of his life - will also take part in the Bupa Great Manchester Run.
The team, which will include Bolton Wanderers club chaplain, Phil Mason, will run for the Arrhythmia Alliance ‘Hearts and Goals’ campaign, which helps place lifesaving AEDs (automated external defibrillators) in communities.
You can follow all the action live on the BBC on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May:
Saturday 1pm-2.30pm - BT Great CityGames* - BBC One and BBC HD.
Sunday 10am-12.30pm - Bupa Great Manchester Run* - BBC Two and BBC Two HD.
*Timings subject to change