Fun run in Hoylake this weekend to raise money for Ukraine

Medal Muddle 2019 Start line Pic by Paul Francis Cooper _DSC1601
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A fun run is taking place in Hoylake on Saturday 23 April , with organisers pledging to donate profits to the Ukraine Emergency Appeal.

The Medal Muddle 5K returns after an enforced break of two years due to the pandemic.

The event starts at 11am, opposite the community centre on Hoyle Road.

The out and back route will take participants along Hoylake Promenade towards Moreton and back to Hoylake.

Participants are encouraged to wear Ukraine’s national colours of blue and yellow to show their support.

On the day entries are available from the BTR enquiries tent at the start line.

The Medal Muddle series was created by race organisers BTR Liverpool as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability. Surplus race T-shirts and medals from across the BTR event portfolio are repurposed and rebranded, and presented to everyone taking part.

The first Medal Muddle was staged in 2019. Staged in conjunction with BTR Road Runners, the small local 5K runs supported local charities and has raised almost £3,000 since it was launched.

Good causes to benefit have already included Hoylake RNLI, Pawprints Wildlife Rescue, Hoylake Animal Rescue, Charles Thompson Mission Birkenhead, and Shy Lowen Horse & Pony Sanctuary.

Race Director Alan Rothwell said: “The images we are seeing on the news are devastating, you can’t even begin to imagine what these innocent people are going through. Everyone has been rallying round and coming up with ways to do their bit to help – this is ours at BTR. I’d urge people to take part and support this very important cause while wearing blue and yellow in solidarity.

“In recent years we’ve been working hard to move forward with our commitment to sustainability. By repurposing and helping the environment, we can also use the Medal Muddle to raise funds and help support people in their time of need.”

BTR Liverpool recently donated running T-shirts to clothing appeals for the people of Ukraine. Other T-shirt donations have previously included 2,000 T-shirts to the Syrian crisis.

Photo credits: Paul Francis Cooper/BTR Liverpool

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