A new, family, fun run, dedicated to raising funds for Cancer Research UK, is to take place this summer on a private estate near Burgh-next-Aylsham.
The 5k mixed terrain route will start in beautiful parkland off Wood Lane, Burgh, which has never before been open to the public. Runners will pass through a picturesque unspoilt water meadow set against the backdrop of the River Bure, past a stunning English Heritage monument, ending in a specially set-up “village” with live music, artisan food and drink, holistic treatments and a “Tree of Hope” and remembrance.
The event, which will be opened by Blur drummer and Norfolk County Councillor Dave Rowntree as guest speaker, is the brainchild of Susie Anderson, the daughter of the landowner, who was inspired to organise the fundraiser after two people close to her were diagnosed with cancer.
“Cancer touches all of our lives in some form, be it personally, family member, friend or colleague,” says Susie.
“My initial reaction when I found out that my cousin and best friend had both been diagnosed with cancer was that of shock and helplessness, but I got the seeds of an idea to try and put on an event to raise some money for Cancer Research UK and I love running, so I put the two together and it gathered pace from there.”
The event on Saturday 20 June, has already attracted support from local companies such as Barnwell Print and Quotatis Ltd, and tickets are on sale for £15 on the Bring It On Burgh website . The organisers are also seeking non-runner volunteers to marshal on the day.
More information is available at @bringitonburgh.co.uk; #bringitonburgh