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Last call to register for the Wellness Run for Diabetes UK

With entries for the 2009 Wellness Run closing on Sunday 17 May, families and individuals wanting to take part in the popular fitness run are being urged to register now.

The run, which will take place on Sunday 7 June at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, is raising money for Diabetes UK. To enter, simply visit the Wellness Run websiteand complete the application form.

The Wellness Run offers a 5km or a 10km track as well as a host of family activities, from bouncy castles and penalty shoot-outs through to musical entertainment.  

Supporting Diabetes UK

Now in its fourth year, the Wellness Run has this year chosen to support Diabetes UK with all money raised from the event being donated to the charity. Anyone wanting a free fundraising pack can contact the Diabetes UK Support Team on 020 7424 1116 or see the fundraising section of our website for details. 

"We are delighted that once again the Wellness Run has chosen to fundraise for Diabetes UK and raise awareness of diabetes" said Roz Rosenblatt, London Regional Manager at Diabetes UK.

"The run will not only be a fun day for all, but will also raise funds which will go towards the vital work of Diabetes UK and raise awareness of the importance of physical activity - a key factor for good diabetes management."

This year's Wellness run will also see a series of children's running activities organised  alongside the main event. These include:

  • 25 metre tots race – for ages 0 – 4 years
  • 100 metre kidz race – for ages 5 – 10 years
  • 3km active race – for ages 11 – 15 years

Registration fees

All races for those under 16 years are free of charge.  A registration fee of £10 applies for members of GLL's Wellness prepaid health and fitness or £15 for non-members.  GLL also offers 5k and 10k training plans to help people prepare for the event.  For further information visit theWellness Run website.

Event organiser Wendy Balch said : "The Wellness Run is a fun day out for the whole family to enjoy – it's the perfect way to keep fit and enjoy yourself at the same time.  Having a goal really helps to keep people motivated as they train in the gym, pool or on the track.  There is something for everyone – even if you just want to support and cheer the runners on.  And, everyone who completes the race will receive a medal. So, sign up now and secure your place on the run."

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