The Office Abbott Run

Polesworth Garage, Grendon Road, Tamworth
5K

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This is a supporter-organised event

This event is organised by a supporter on behalf of Cancer Research UK with the assistance of Cancer Research UK staff. All questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser directly.

About this event:

2019 sees The Office Abbott Run take to the streets of Polesworth and Warton for the sixth time.  Since its inception in 2014, this event has raised more than £60,000 for Cancer Research  an incredible achievement! The event takes place on a 3 mile route between our two businesses, Polesworth Garage Ltd and The Office at Warton Public House. It is a family friendly event with everyone from serious runners to young children taking part. Ages to date have ranged from babies in pushchairs to a gentleman at the grand old age of 91!

On the day:

Registration will be held at the Polesworth Garage, after which everyone will set off for The Office! The finish line, swarmed with well-wishers, is a sight to behold, and the pride at the end of the day is overwhelming. At the pub we have raffles, auctions, market stalls, bouncy castle, and a DJ to make the most of the day. We welcome everyone of all ages and ability levels, and ensure everyone feels welcomed and appreciated. Run fast, run slow, walk, scooter or be pushed, just JOIN IN!

History:

The event was the idea of organiser Andrew Marven, who lost his father to cancer and wanted to do something positive. Along with Amanda Busby, now main organiser, the event got off the ground in its first year in 2014. Numbers grew in the second year, and with the target of £10,000 achieved, it felt like mission accomplished! We were considering finishing the event until a local girl called Karen Abbott convinced us to rethink. In fact, she insisted that we carried on. Karen had been diagnosed with cancer that September and sadly died the following March.

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