Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Big Run Is Child's Play!

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Big Run Is Child's Play!

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MANCHESTER'S epic sporting weekend continued as hundreds of youngsters took part in their own version of the Great Manchester Run.

More than 1,000 youngsters ran, jogged and walked around City's Etihad Campus to raise money for good causes.

I was delighted honourary and it was cheer on the Olivia And there was a poignant tribute to one of the event's stalwarts, inspirational fundraiser Kirsty Howard. All those who joined in wore the Number 1 bib to pay tribute to Kirsty, who took part in every Junior Great Manchester Run before her death last October at the age of 20.

Star of Channel 5's Milkshake! Olivia Birchenough was one of the honorary starters and was there to support runners from the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity.

She said: "I was delighted to be an honorary race starter and it was amazing to be able to cheer along all the young runners who were taking part. …

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