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Conor Coady to join BeUrBest Rainford 10K run
8:00am Saturday 5th October 2013 in News
LIVERPOOL footballer Conor Coady will be among hundreds of runners joining the first BeUrBest Rainford 10K this Sunday (October 6).
The event is being staged in memory George Faulkner, 17, who died after being in a collision with a car while crossing the East Lancs Road near to the junction with Windle Island in October 2008.
Five years on, his parents, from Rainford, are helping to organise the charity run – and have been busy recruiting entrants.
Conor, an ex-Rainford High pupil, is good friends with George’s brother Bob, and will demonstrate his support to the family by taking part.
The midfielder, currently on loan at Sheffield United, said: “When I heard about the 10k I did not hesitate in wanting to run it.
“I will just run it steadily with my mates – it is all for a very good cause.”
Publicity in the Star and campaigning by the family has helped swell the expected number of entrants to 400.
The winner will take the George Faulkner Memorial Trophy.
Sue, George’s mum, said: “I’m sure it will be a very emotional day for me – but I also want it to be happy for the people taking part and a day they will remember.
“This time of year is always hard for us. But organising the run has helped with something to focus on. I want Sunday to be an uplifting day.”
Profits from the event will be divided between Brake and Help for Heroes.
Entertainment, stalls, music, massage and therapies will be available during and after the event. Goody bags will be given to all finishers.
Online entries (beurbest.org/rainford10kchallenge.php) close at 10pm on Thursday (October 3). On the day entries can be made by 8.45am on Sunday at the registration point at Rainford High Technology College.
Runners are being asked to turn up for registration from 8am. The start time is 10.30am. A 1K fun run starts at 9.45am.