On your marks for Radar Challenge 2

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RUNNERS, riders and walkers are invited to get set to for Radar Challenge 2 to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Hundreds of people turned out last year for the fun event at Radar Corner as the new A1073 was under construction and traffic free.

And they raised a staggering £20,000 for good causes.

Steve Colby, who chairs the organising group, said: “The wonderful success of last year’s event represented a tremendous effort by all who took part and made all the hard work of the organisers, their supporters and helpers very worthwhile.

“There was a wonderful community spirit to the event and everyone had great fun.

“It was so popular and well received locally that we have decided to do it again on Sunday, March 20.

“Although the new road at Radar Corner is not available this time, we have found a suitable route for all the same events just a stone’s throw away using Cloot Drove and the now very quiet old A1073.”

The start and finish will be at Cloot House Farm, Cloot Drove, Crowland.

Events are a 3k sponsored fun run, a 10k road race, a 12k family sponsored cycle ride and a choice of an easy or challenging 8k sponsored walk.

The 10k road race is organised by one of the events backers, Nene Valley Harriers.

The four events will be staged at different times of day.

Radar Challenge 2 has its own website and participants will be able to download entry and sponsorship forms from www.radarchallenge.org

Half the money raised from Radar Challenge 2 will go to good causes chosen by each participant – and the remainder goes to the organisers’ charities.

Forms will also be available in hard copy from a variety of outlets.

Radar Challenge 2 is backed by groups inluding The Rotary Club of South Holland, Spalding Lions, Spalding Cycling Club, St Guthalac’s School, Crowland, the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian and the Peterborough Evening Telegraph.