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3 Feb 2019 Community

Running the route of the Huddersfield Monopoly Board

Kirkwood Hospice Ambassador, Andy Wright, plans an epic run round Kirklees taking in all sites featured on Huddersfield’s Monopoly board and invites local businesses to support his fundraiser.

Mirfield Man, Andy Wright, is an avid supporter of Kirkwood Hospice, which supports people in Kirklees affected by a life limiting illness.

Andy has set himself the challenge of running 5,000 miles in five years to raise essential funds and awareness for Kirkwood.

Andy to take on a Monopoly Marathon

 

Having now surpassed the halfway mark of his mammoth mission, this year Andy is committing to his biggest challenge yet.

On Saturday 16th March 2019, Andy will be running a route around Kirklees which passes every square featured on Huddersfield’s ever-popular edition of the Monopoly board, which was released in October last year.

Standing proud at approximately 27 miles, the route is an impressive challenge and will take in all of our favourite Huddersfield landmarks including Castle Hill, Emley Moor Mast, the John Smith’s Stadium, Harold Wilson’s statue and of course Kirkwood Hospice, which holds a community chest square on the board as voted for by the people of Kirklees.

Kirkwood Hospice features on a Community Chest square

 

The run is inspired by an idea Andy had whilst working in London a few years previously, where he undertook a similar challenge and ran the route of the original Monopoly board; taking ‘selfies’ at each square that he passed.

The Huddersfield marathon-distance route, which will be setting off at 8:30am on Saturday 16th March at Emley Moor, will include lots of hills and climbs and take in beautiful scenery, while ultimately finishing up at The Harold Wilson statue in Huddersfield’s town centre.

Kirkwood will be inviting all local companies and those featured on the board to join in on this unique challenge for 2019, either by running parts of the route with Andy, or by hosting their own fundraiser on the day.

Andy supported by the community on his 30 Miles for 30 Years Run in 2017

 

Andy said: “If you’ve ever fancied visiting all of Huddersfield’s landmarks, this is a unique opportunity to do it in a single day.

“It’s a fun run rather than a race, and it would be great to get as many people as possible joining in - either by running bits of it with me, or organising their own event at one of the “squares” on the board as we pass.”

"It’s a fun run rather than a race, and it would be great to get as many people as possible joining in." Andy Wright

To get “on board”, please contact Lyndsey Wroe at Kirkwood Hospice on: 01484 557911 or email Andy at: andy5000miles@zoho.com for any details about the run.

You can also sponsor Andy on his JustGiving page by clicking here or give a regular donation to Kirkwood by calling: 01484 577911 or emailing: fundraising@kirkwoodhospice.co.uk

To follow Andy’s journey on social media, visit his Facebook Page or check him out on Twitter and search the hashtag #HuddersfieldMonopolyMarathon

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