Asics Southport Seaside 10k supports Galloway’s Society for the Blind

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Asics Southport Seaside 10k supports Galloway’s Society for the Blind

You don’t need a runner’s body, just a fundraisers heart! That is the message from local charity, Galloway’s Society for the Blind, based in Southport, who are appealing for runners, joggers and walkers to join team Galloway’s at the start line of this years Southport Seaside 10k. 

Emma Wilson, Fundraiser at Galloway’s, commented, “This year is the 10th anniversary of the race and we are honoured to be the charity supported at such a popular event. The race course is a flat two laps of the Promenade and Marine Lake, starting and finishing in Princes Park and is suitable for all abilities, there is also a 2k fun run for younger runners or for anyone wishing to try a shorter distance.”

Cat Fearnley a local lady who is registered blind with less than 30% vision and visits Galloway’s regularly, has signed up to run the 10k race to raise sponsorship for the charity. Cat has completed a number of runs and even a half marathon in the past, using the treadmill in her local gym but due to her sight loss has never felt confident to run outside before. Cat told the newspaper ‘This is a huge personal challenge for me and I am excited to give the race ago and raise funds for Galloway’s. I am looking for someone to run with to act as a guide to point out any obstacles around the track, if you are interested in running with me please do Emma at Galloway’s on 01704 809109”

If you are interested in running either the 10k or the 2k fun run for Galloway’s or you would like to find out more about either race please contact Emma Wilson at [email protected] or phone 01704 809109. “Your support means we can continue to provide advice, specialist equipment and activities to local blind and visually impaired people, to help them maintain their independence.”

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