Beijing Paralympian to start Olympic Day Run

01 June 2010

The University of Bath will be hosting an Olympic Day Run on behalf of the British Olympic Foundation this year on the 11 June at 11.45am.

The annual celebration of Olympic Day (23 June) will include an artist workshop, opportunities to try different sports as well as participating in the official 2010 Olympic Day Run.

The Run will be started by Beijing 2008 Paralympian and University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year, Kate Grey, encouraging over 400 runners to complete either a 5km course for adults or 3km course for junior athletes under 16 years-old.

The Run is a celebration shared across the world, for participants of all abilities to come together and celebrate the creation of the Olympic Games.

To register for the Olympic Day Run, which takes place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, please contact Leanne Matthews at

Greg Sharp, Sports Development Manager at the University of Bath, said: “It is a great honour to be the host of an Olympic Day Run. This is my 10th at the University of Bath and this year we have tried to broaden the opportunities for the community to embrace the Olympic values.”

The University of Bath has one of the leading university sports departments in the UK. Under its Team Bath brand, its success is based on the expertise and dedication of staff, and its excellent facilities, used by the community and Olympic medal winners alike.

Members of the media who require further information can contact the Team Bath Press Office at Matchtight Ltd on (01225) 383518 or 01225 443998 or see the Team Bath website at

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