Marsh Lane Harriers are raising funds to restore Chaffers running track at Rimrose Valley. We are a local community running club, formed in January 2019 with with just five members and now have more than 200 members and are an affiliated club by England athletics.
As a club we partially restored the track to some extent in 2020 at Rimrose Valley with great feedback and appreciation from the local community.
After the success of this it was clear to us that the track was more than just a running track, it became a community hub for people battling through mental health issues due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now we are looking to restore the running track to its full potential and we need your continued support and assistance.
2021 saw us set a target of £50,000 to allow for full restoration of the running surface, floodlights and provide parking facilities for the community. After smashing through this target - and continuing to see the total rise - we are able to give more back to the local area with recognition and thanks for this amazing fundraising effort.
As the donations continue to roll in we are now looking to install a children’s play area alongside the running track. This would not be possible without your help and support and we really appreciate every penny that is donated to us.
Fundraising events are continuing throughout the summer and all donations raised will give more scope to improving the area and facilities and go a huge way to assisting the club in restoring the track and providing the community with a new hub for health, wellbeing and fitness.
The plans for the area include:
• Full restoration of the running surface
• Installation of floodlights
• Pavilion with changing rooms and car parking
• Children’s play area
UPCOMING CLUB CHALLENGES:
LEEDS TO LIVERPOOL CANAL RUN
Marsh Lane Harriers members are going to run the Leeds to Liverpool canal over 2 days, 130 miles in total.
5 MARATHONS 5 WEEKENDS
Marsh lane harriers members are running 5 marathons on 5 consecutive weekends.
26th September- Berlin
3rd October- London, Chester
10th October- Chicago, Manchester
17th October- Marsh Lane Harrier club marathon
24th October- Liverpool Rock n Roll marathon
ANY AND ALL DONATIONS ARE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED, THANK YOU.
Read more of our story at www.marshlaneharriers.co.uk