Guildford Spectrum is hosting a special day of mile running to mark this year's 60th anniversary of Roger Bannister's first ever sub-four minute mile. On 19 July at the Surrey venue will host the 4 Minute Mile challenge, to see how fast people can cover the four lap iconic distance.
Entry fees are £5 for one lap and £15 for unlimited laps. Every runner will be chip-timed and receive a medal for their great effort. Event director, Toby Jenkins said: “Why not get into the spirit of the 1950s - wear your retro shorts and vest to complete the look.”
Following Sir Roger Bannister’s announcement that he is suffering from the disease, Parkinson’s has become the official event charity. Alyson Smith, South East regional fundraiser for Parkinson’s UK, said: “I am delighted to be supporting this special historic occasion and raise awareness for Parkinson’s UK.
"Over 127,000 people in the UK are affected by the condition, and we are here to ensure no one face Parkinson’s alone. I look forward to seeing you at the event!”
To find out more and enter online go to the event website.