Helen Grant MP, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and The Weald and Minister for Sport, signalled the start of the Big Fun Run around Maidstone's Mote Park on Saturday. The 5K Big Fun Run is one of 17 untimed runs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October and open to all ages and abilities.
Commenting on the event, Helen said:
"I was delighted to signal the start of the Big Fun Run around Maidstone's Mote Park. It was fantastic to see hundreds of runners, young and old, raising money for a multitude of good causes. The event is all about fun - as the name suggests - whilst keeping active and healthy.
"As a Minister for Sport on a mission to get everyone playing sport and participating in physical activity, I'm proud to champion this all-inclusive initiative."
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