Trees for Cities' annual Tree-Athlon event will take place on Saturday, September 17 in Battersea Park, London. The fund-raising event is a 5K for the charity which raises money to plant trees in areas of cities that need it most. This year's event will also include the opportunity to take part in a record attempt for the world's largest 100m barefoot run. Every finisher will also receive a free tree sapling to take home.
CBBC's Chris Collins, the Blue Peter gardener, will also be on hand to demonstrate tree planting skills. Trees for Cities is an independent charity which inspires people to plant and love trees worldwide.
Established in 1993, Trees for Cities creates social cohesion and beautifies cities through tree planting, community-led design, education and training initiatives in urban areas that need it most.
The warm up for the Tree-Athlon begins at 9.30am, with the race starting at 10.15am. Entries are £22 each and each participant is asked to raise a minimum of £25. There are also special group and corporate group entry packages. To enter Tree-Athlon event visit the treesforcities website.