West Bromwich Harriers running club is accepting entries for its annual Mid Summer 5km run, which will be sponsored this year by Harris Lamb property consultancy.

This annual event has been held for a number of years and is now in its third year based at the Q3 Academy.  The race is a multi-terrain course including tarmac paths, gravel tracks and canal-side towpaths, and will take place in Great Barr next month.

Julie Sanders, Treasurer for the club, is a surveyor at Harris Lamb and said that the business had been keen to show its support.

“Harris Lamb puts a strong emphasis on supporting regional initiatives, and with so many members of staff enjoying running, regularly taking part in the Birmingham Half Marathon, the Great North Run and more recently, the Wolf Run events, it was an event that many of the team thought was a good fit for the business,” she said.

“Entries are now open to fill the 200 places, and a number of my colleagues will be donning their trainers to take part in the run, which starts at the Q3 Academy in Wilderness Lane at 7.30pm on Wednesday July 22nd,” added Julie.

West Bromwich Harriers is an established running club formed in 1920 with a proud tradition of competing in local and national running events on the road and cross-country.

The club continues to support like-minded enthusiastic runners competing in cross-country, 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon and ultra-marathon events in the UK and abroad.

The Mid Summer 5km event is open to runners of 16 years and over, and costs £5 for affiliated runners and £7 for unaffiliated runners, which includes parking, goody bags and first aid facilities. Prizes will be awarded to the winners within various age categories.

The club meets on Wednesday evenings at the Q3 Academy with members of all levels and abilities starting from absolute beginners to experienced marathon and ultra-marathon runners.

Entrants can register at www.stuweb.co.uk or apply directly to the club for an entry form.