Community 1st Cornwall and StreetGames bring free fun run to St Meriadoc School

Community 1st Cornwall and national sports development charity StreetGames are hosting a free to enter family fun run on Friday 16th October at St Meriadoc C of E Junior School in Camborne. This follows the success of last year’s event which saw pupils from the school taking part as well as their families and teachers from the school.

The fun run has been organised by Community 1st and StreetGames with local support from LEAPActive, who work throughout Cornwall to encourage people to become more physically active in their daily lives, to encourage participation in sport, and to raise awareness of healthy living.

The first run starts at 1.30pm with pupils from years 3, 4, 5 and 6 taking part in separate events. Participants can run, jog or walk the 500 metre course around the school grounds and everyone who takes part will receive a special medal and certificate of achievement.

John Dwan, managing director of Sport4Life, the organisation delivering the event on behalf of StreetGames and Community 1st Cornwall said: “The aim of the Run 4 Fun event is to encourage the school children and their families to take part in some exercise and have fun together. The event last year was very popular with the school children and this year we hope to see even more participants.”

Community 1st Cornwall, the company delivering LIFT in Cornwall (the Central Government initiative to develop a new generation of community based primary health and social care premises), believes that the partnership with StreetGames on this initiative is a valuable one.

Rod Hulme, Director of Community 1st Cornwall, said: “As an organisation we are dedicated to delivering modern health and community facilities across Cornwall which really meet the needs of the communities in which they are located. We are delighted to be working together with StreetGames and the Cornwall LEAPActive team to deliver this event and bring the pupils and their families together to have fun and get fit.”

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