Leading children’s charity Action for Children is appealing to runners in Kent to put their best foot forwards and take part in the Bupa London 10,000 race on 27 May 2013.

“We would like people from across Kent to run for us and help raise funds for our work with vulnerable children and young people. We will provide a running vest and fund raising pack, and our team will be there to cheer you on,” said Selena Goldsmith, Action for Children’s Kent Fund raiser.

The popular 10-kimometre run starts and finishes at St James’ Park with Buckingham Palace as a backdrop. The race follows part of the 2012 Olympic Marathon route and will take 10,000 contestants past iconic London landmarks such as Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the London Eye, Nelson’s Column and St Paul’s Cathedral.

The charity’s remaining places on the race need to be filled by the end of April. Each Action for Children runner pays a £20 registration free and is asked to raise at least £130 in sponsorship.

Anyone interested in taking part can contact Selena Goldsmith on 01622 230764 or 07525 731316, or email selena.goldsmith@actionforchildren.org.uk. Also see http://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/get-involved/events/bupa-london-10k-run.