McAndrew said: “I’ve worked with Crisis for a number of years and have seen some of the incredible work the charity does to help turn homeless people’s lives around. As more and more people fall victim to homelessness due to the economic downturn the funds raised by events like this are ever more vital. I am also full of admiration for all the runners ready and willing to give it a go to raise money. I can't wait to cheer them on.”
Almost 4,000 people slept rough at some point in London during 2010/11, a number which is still rising. In response, the charity is calling for thousands of people, mainly from the City of London, to run and raise money to help those most in need right on their doorsteps.
The Crisis Square Mile Run will take place over two days this summer, on 13 and 14 June, kicking off at 7pm on both days. Hardcore runners in teams of up to four people can take part in a relay race on Wednesday 13 June, while the individual event, which traditionally draws more than 2,000 people, takes place on Thursday 14 June.
The annual 6km route, which begins at Paternoster Square, takes in some of London’s most iconic landmarks. Crisis aims to raise £160,000 from the event to help single homeless people.
To take part in the 20th Crisis Square Mile Run, sponsored by Rabobank, visit the charity’s Square Mile Run registration page. Queries about corporate packages and prizes can be answered by emailing email@example.com.
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