OWEN Coyle has got fully behind this year’s Wigan Rotary Club Run4aLife. The Latics boss met with Rotary Club president Terry Hogan and told him the club are right behind the event.
The annual race for men’s cancer research is to be held this year on Sunday, September 29 at a new venue.
The DW Stadium and surrounding area will be the route for the 5Km fun run instead of the previous venue of Haigh Hall Country Park.
Participants will run around the ground and up towards B&Q before heading back.
In previous years, Latics have always been behind the Run4aLife with Roberto Martinez a keen supporter.
Now the Spaniard has left though, new boss Coyle is just as eager to support it.
He said: “It’s fantastic and I hope the day goes really well.
“I have heard of it before and I know how much great work they do so huge credit to everyone involved.
“Here at Wigan Athletic, we are always keen to get behind causes such as this and we send our best wishes to the organisers and runners.
‘’It’s also fantastic that it is now here at the DW Stadium too.”
It is the ninth time the Run4aLife has been held. For the past few years there has also been a 10Km event on the same day, but this year the club is encouraging anyone intending to do the longer distance to enter the Wigan 10K event on Sunday, September 8 instead.
Thanks to agreement between the two organisers, anyone can enter the Wigan 10K and raise money for men’s cancers, and similarly anyone can enter Run4alife and raise money for Joining Jack.
Prostate cancer is responsible for the death of one man every hour in the UK, but only attracts about half the amount of research funds compared to women’s cancer
As last year all the money raised from the event will go to Christies via the local Men Matter Appeal charity, headed by former Wigan Cricket club chairman Bernard Edmunds, a former sufferer of Prostate Cancer.
Entries can be made online at www.run4alife.com or by ringing 07813 471000.
Admission is £10 for adults, £7 for under-18s and for a family of four £25.
The race will start at 11am