Plymouth running club plans virtual race in ‘The Spirit of Mayflower 400’

Jun 09, 2020

One of Plymouth's most popular running clubs is hosting a virtual event as part of the Mayflower 400 commemorations - and organisers are looking for at least 400 people to sign up to do an independent run in ‘The Spirit of Mayflower 400’.

Plymouth Musketeers Running Club was founded in 2007 and prides itself on being "Plymouth's friendliest running club", with more than 150 members.

The club had originally planned to hold its Mayflower Muskie Madness 10K Run on Saturday, 29 August, with runners donning fancy dress.

However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Musketeers have had to re-plan and organise a virtual event in July, with all profits being donated to St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth.

Paul Youngman, race director, says: "It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to cancel the ‘Mayflower Muskie Madness 2020 10k Race’.

"We are, however, continuing to support Mayflower 400 by organising a ‘virtual’ 10k run, which will happen during the month of July.

"Participants will be asked to run 10km from their home and report back to me. I will then send them the medal, depicting ‘The Spirit of Mayflower 400’.

"Our club members unanimously voted for this year's charity to be St Luke's Hospice, and we have enough medals for 425 entrants."

The online entry cost is £10.50 per person, and applications are available here.

Applications will close on Tuesday, 30 June, and further information is available on the Plymouth Musketeers Running Club website here.

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