By Ninder Kaur

Bradford City Runs is returning  for its third year to raise funds for the Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit 30 years on from the Bradford City fire.

The Bradford City Runs is in its current format with a choice of three distances: a 5K, a 10K and Half Marathon along with a special Kids’ Run of approximately a mile, all starting and finishing in and around City Park.

Hundreds of runners have already signed up to take part in the races through the city centre and

Runners at Bradford City Run
Runners at Bradford City Run

around the university  and college campus areas. Its not too late to sign up   and get some training in for the event which takes place on Sunday, October, 25.

This year Bradford City Runs is raising money for the Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit (PSBRU)  based at the University of Bradford. The unit was set up after the tragic Bradford  City fire disaster thirty years ago and continues to explore groundbreaking treatment techniques
for burns sufferers.

Among those who’ve already put their name down are the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Coun Joanne Dodds, Bradford Council’s new Chief Executive Kersten England and teams from local companies, organisations and running clubs. The event is also being hugely supported by Bradford City
and Bradford Bulls and many other groups in the City.

The Lord Mayor, Coun Joanne Dodds said: “I’ve taken part in the Bradford City Runs for many years and always enjoy it. It’s always a great day for both runners and supporters and is once again raising money for a great cause. This year it is 30 years since the Bradford City fire disaster, so it is especially significant that the Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit has been chosen as this year’s charity.”

Phil Barker, Assistant Director for Sport and Culture, said: “Whether your child takes part in the one mile run, or you’re running your first competitive 5K, pushing yourself for the 10K, going for the amazing half marathon challenge or you just want to take part for fun whilst raising
money for a good cause – this is the day for you!

“Participants of all levels from the whole Bradford district and beyond are welcome, including those in fancy dress, to walk, run, support and celebrate at a great community event!”

Mr Ajay L Mahajan, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Director of PSBRU, said: “We are delighted that the Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit (PSBRU) at the University of Bradford has been chosen as the charity for this year’s Bradford City Runs. We would like to wish everyone taking part good luck whichever distance they’re covering and thank them for their ongoing support, which is vital in helping us continue our work in the unit.”

The event is being organised by Bradford Athletics Network in conjunction with Bradford Council.

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