16 Apr

One Run For The Arsenal

Beijing participants

Thousands of Arsenal supporters from around the world came together to take part in Be a Gunner. Be a Runner on Saturday.

Entrants from a total of 29 countries took part in the club’s annual charity fun run, now in its seventh year, to raise money and awareness for the Arsenal Foundation.

Close to 500 fans participated in the flagship event at Emirates Stadium, alongside Arsenal Foundation ambassador Bob Wilson and club mascot Gunnersaurus.

An amazing 14,000 runners took part in ‘BAGBAR’ in China, across 34 cities. Elsewhere in Asia, hundreds more were involved in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Thanks to the hard work and enthusiasm of local supporters groups and individual fans, runs were also held in aid of the Arsenal Foundation across Europe, north America and Africa.

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “It is great to see our supporters around the world getting involved in our run and raising thousands of pounds for the Arsenal Foundation in the process. The money raised will help us do even more work to help people in the UK and further afield.”

The Arsenal Foundation aims to transform the lives of young people in the UK and overseas through a range of education and sport initiatives, including those of the club’s global charity partner, Save the Children.

The final fundraising total for the event will be announced in the coming weeks.