Join fun run to celebrate Eric’s legacy

The statue of Eric Morecambe

The statue of Eric Morecambe

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Lancaster City Council has joined forces with Lancaster and Morecambe Athletics Club to organise a very special Eric Morecambe themed charity event this March.

To celebrate the swift return of the Eric Morecambe statue after it was vandalised, an ‘Eric’ inspired 3k fun run will take place on March 14. Starting at 11am the fun run, which takes place the day after Red Nose Day, is also an opportunity to raise money for Comic Relief. While there is no entry fee, entrants will be able to make a donation to the charity, or raise money via sponsorship.

Coun Ron Sands, cabinet member with responsibility for culture, said: “This event not only provides us with the opportunity to celebrate Eric’s legacy but also raise money for a good cause at the same time.”

The fun run will start and finish at the Eric Morecambe statue and is aimed at families and fun runners, but more regular competitors are very welcome. There will be an informal and festive atmosphere and entrants are urged to wear Eric themed fancy dress for the event. Eric style glasses will be provided to get people in the mood.

Although entries can be taken on the day it is preferred anyone interested enters in advance. Times will be recorded and there will be prizes for all finishers.

Race organiser at Lancaster and Morecambe Athletics Club, Angus Murray, said: “We hope that lots of local families and children will take part.”

More information on the Morecambe statue celebrations and an entry form for the fun run are available at: http://www.lancaster.gov.uk/ericfunrun