Bear prepares for charity run...
Rotherham United’s official club mascot Miller Bear is in training for a double marathon charity challenge.
Miller Bear has signed up to run the 13.1 mile Sheffield Half Marathon to raise vital funds for Rotherham Hospice.
The League One side’s cuddly mascot will also take part in the SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon mascot race at Don Valley Bowl ahead of the main event.
Miller Bear, who is running the race for the first time, said: “I’m very excited about running both the mascot race and the half marathon.
“I’ve heard a lot about the Sheffield race atmosphere along Ecclesall Road and I’m really looking forward to it!
“I’m hoping to raise £1,500 for Rotherham Hospice – a fantastic local charity which provides end of life care for patients and families affected by terminal illness.”
Miller Bear is hoping to cross the finish line at the Don Valley Bowl in under three and half hours.
Margaret Lilley, chair of the SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon organising committee, said: “Miller Bear is a great example of the many runners we have taking part for some wonderful charities. To run 13.1 miles will be a tremendous achievement and we wish Miller Bear lots of luck on the day.”
The 13.1 mile SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon is one of the biggest road races in the Sheffield sporting calendar and attracts runners of all ages and abilities from across the country to compete. For the first time, it will start and finish at Don Valley Bowl.
The SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 6 April 2014 at Don Valley Bowl at 9am.
As well as the half marathon, the SIG Insulation Sheffield Fun Run will also take place. Entry to this event is open to everyone.
Entry fees for both races have been frozen at £26 for the half marathon (attached runners £24) and £5 for the fun run.
For more information and to secure a place to run on behalf of the chosen charities, call 0845 388 3438, or visit www.sheffieldmarathon.com to enter online.