Hornsea Factory Outlet to Sponsor and Host Freeport Fun Run

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Hornsea Freeport will host and sponsor the new Freeport Fun Run on April 3, 2011 to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. The fun run is organised by Hornsea Rotary and will coincide with the annual One-Third Marathon.

The members of Hornsea Rotary work very hard for the town and surrounding villages, and it's always a pleasure to be involved with them. Hornsea Freeport is the town's largest source of employment and it's important for us to play a big role in local life.

Runners of all ages and abilities will be limbering up this spring for the Freeport Fun Run, to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

For the first time, Hornsea Freeport will sponsor the fun run, which is organised by Hornsea Rotary. The Freeport Fun Run, on Sunday, April 3, 2011, will start and finish at the Rolston Road shopping centre, where the runners will be cheered on their way by family, friends and shoppers.

Registration is at 9am, for a 10am race start. There will be two short runs, one of around a mile for the very young or challenged entrants and one of around three miles for everyone else. The entry fee is £3 per person, with proceeds going to Marie Curie Cancer Care, a charity that provides free nursing for the terminally ill.
Runners will also be encouraged to raise sponsorship for the charity and to register in advance online at the Hornsea Rotary website.

The run starts and ends at the Hornsea Freeport rear car park and uses the old railway track towards Great Hatfield and return.

For the more serious runners, the Hornsea Rotary One-Third Marathon will start as usual from Hatfield, near Hornsea.

Hornsea Freeport’s manager, Simon Tudor, said he wanted the centre to help ensure the One-Third Marathon and Freeport Fun Run would be as successful as possible.

He said: “It’s an honour for us to be able to sponsor both events and especially to host the start of the fun run. These are very established and popular events in Hornsea, and not only do they unite hundreds of runners in the name of good, healthy fun, but also raise vital funds for a charity whose work touches many people in our area.

“The members of Hornsea Rotary work very hard for the town and surrounding villages, and it’s always a pleasure to be involved with them. Hornsea Freeport is the town’s largest source of employment and it’s important for us to play a big role in local life.”

Rotarian Angus Robinson, the race director, said: “I’m delighted that the town’s largest private sector employer is involved. Such sponsorship really helps the race to raise even more for provision of care by Marie Curie nurses in our area.”

Hornsea Freeport is a 16-acre outlet shopping village with over 35 stores, each offering up to 50% off famous brands and designer clothes. There are places to eat, drink and relax, among pleasant, landscaped surroundings.

Simon Tudor added: “There’ll be a celebratory mood when the Freeport Fun Run sets off from our centre, with extra fundraising activities for Marie Curie Cancer Care, as well as more special offers than ever. I’d urge everyone to come along and either join in the fun run or just cheer on the runners and enjoy the carnival atmosphere!”

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