|April 26, 2012 8:00 am||to||April 28, 2012 6:00 pm|
St Lukes ‘Run the shops’ Relay
As you may already have heard, in Olympic year, 2012, it is the intention to run the St. Luke’s ‘olympic’ style torch, in a relay, from the hospice at Stamford Road Turnchapel. After visiting all the St Luke’s shops in Devon and Cornwall, the relay will finish on the Saturday afternoon in Plymouth City Centre. The aim is to raise funds for the hospice and also to promote the work done by this charity.
The day/dates are Thursday, Friday and Saturday 26th, 27th and 28th April 2012. This prevents clashing with the Easter weekend and the London Marathon. Plus the ‘official’ Olympic torch relay begins on 19th May at Lands End, arriving in Plymouth the same day.
There are at least 34 shops in the area as far afield as Kingsbridge, Tavistock, Callington, Launceston, Torpoint and obviously within the confines of Plymouth. A full list of shop locations can be found on the St Luke’s web page??? http://www.stlukes-hospice.org.uk/index.aspx
To enable this event to be successful, we hope that runners from the clubs in the area will carry the torch on it’s various stages. It is envisaged that the event will take place over three days, as the distance between the hospice and the outlying shops back to the City Centre, is approximately 120 miles. This all has to take place within shop opening times, ie 9am-4.30pm, to gain maximum involvement with the public. However, runners in certain instances maybe required to commence their leg at 08.30 hours. Participants can run as individuals, as part of a group or club and may run more than one stretch if desired.
Everyone taking part will be requested to wear a specially designed technical t-shirt, costing approximately ?5, showing the shops visited, and list all the relevant details including the JustGiving and TextGiving information.
There will also be a commemorative medal for each runner.
Contact is Barry Hopper
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