The brand new Fun Run is the result of a partnership between the
In It Together project - which is led by South Somerset District
Council - and Total Buzz Events.
The route is ideal for all abilities but is especially suited to
women who have just started running or would like begin but just
need some encouragement.
Debbie Hill, Women and Girls Development Officer at South
Somerset District Council commented, "We are delighted to be
offering women and girls aged 16 and over the chance to run in
front of a supportive crowd in the town centre. The In It Together
project is all about getting women moving and what better way to
start than this Fun Run.
"We have already had a great reaction to the Fun Run which is
really exciting. Registering is easy, just visit www.yeovilhalf.com. For
details of other opportunities for women to get active visit www.facebook.com/InItTogetherSouthSomerset
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org."
Steve Elliott, Race Director, Yeovil Half Marathon commented,
"With the Half Marathon now becoming a 'must do' event in the West
Country running calendar, the launch of the Fun Run gives many more
the chance to enjoy the atmosphere of the Half Marathon. Fun
runners this year, Half Marathon runners maybe next year. We are
delighted to be working with SSDC to bring This Girl Can to
Councillor Sylvia Seal, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture
at South Somerset District Council said, "Spearheaded by the
excellent This Girl Can campaign there is a real movement around
female participation in sport and physical activity at the moment.
We are delighted to work in partnership with Total Buzz Events to
offer the Women's Fun Run as well as the Children's Fun Run.
I would urge people to sign up, the event will have a real
'feel-good factor' and it could be the start of an enjoyable
journey into running."
Above: Organisers of the event (from left to right) Steve
Elliott, Total Buzz Events; Jake Hannis, South Somerset District
Council's Senior Sport & Healthy Lifestyles Officer; Debbie
Hill, Women and Girls Development Officer at SSDC; Lucy Ridout,
Total Buzz Events.
Date issued: Friday 17 February 2017