Registration is now open for next month’s 31st Sawston Fun Run and Walk which is expected to attract hundreds of entrants.
The annual event, which has raised more than £411,000 previously, is organised by the Cambridge Sawston Rotary Club and will take place on May 15 in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, which opened in 2012, and other local organisations and charities.
Judith Anderson, regional Teenage Cancer Trust fund-raiser, said: “The sad fact is that for every young person we currently support, there is another we can’t reach.
“The Teenage Cancer Trust relies on donations to fund all of its vital work and the support and fund-raising from the Sawston Fun Run and the local community will enable us to help more young people. It is fantastic to see so many people coming together to support our work.”
More than 1,000 people are expected to enter either the traditional race of 7.5K or the shorter 3.5K race, which is primarily for walkers, small children and those wanting to accompany them.
Entry costs £5 for youngsters in school years one to 11 while for adults aged 17 and over the fee is £10.
Ian Chamberlain, chairman of the rotary organising committee, said: “We’re pleased that we can support the local community by organising the event that helps local charities and organisations - it’s always a pleasure to see so many people enjoying themselves.
“The help we receive from the business community is vital to the organisation of the event, so we thank the sponsors and everyone else very sincerely for all their support.”
Registrations can be made online or via a downloadable form at www.sawstonfunrun.co.uk