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City College Plymouth Secondary Schools 5K Challenge
City College Plymouth has once again teamed up with corporate partners across Plymouth to support Britain’s Ocean City’s 10K race as the official sponsors of the 5K Secondary Schools Challenge.
“Getting young people active has fantastic benefits for both their physical and mental health,” said Garry Phillips, City College Plymouth’s CEO & Principal. “Competing in physical challenges not only improves young people’s health, fitness and wellbeing, but can also improve their concentration. The College is delighted to be sponsoring the 5K Schools Challenge for the second year running and we wish all entrants the best of luck.”
Last year saw a record number of runners sign up for the popular 10K run, creating a fantastic atmosphere as thousands of competitors, spectators, volunteers and staff cheered on Plymouth youngsters competing in the inaugural City College Plymouth 5K Schools Challenge.
This year, hundreds of local school pupils, aged 11-17, will complete the 5K challenge on the closed roads of Plymouth on Sunday 7 October following the conclusion of the 10K race.
The first pupils to sign up to the challenge were 50 keen athletes from Eggbuckland Community College.
“Students and staff at Eggbuckland Community College are proud to support the Secondary School Challenge. At Eggbuckland we are passionate about promoting active, fit and healthy lifestyles to the students in our care; the Secondary Schools Challenge is a fun and engaging way for young people to enjoy being active. We will have teams of students competing as well as a number helping to support the organisation of this event,” said Matthew Corrigan, Principal & CEO of Eggbuckland.
“We hope that the Schools Challenge will motivate and encourage young people to get involved in this fantastic event for the City,” said Nigel Rowe, Race Director.
Athletes keen to compete in the 10K race or the City College Plymouth 5K Secondary Schools Challenge can sign up at www.runplymouth.co.uk. Runners only have until Thursday 20 September to secure their places.