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Kate Howey
Kate Howey will start the fun run on campus

Press Release - 21 June 2005

East car park closes as Howey starts fun run

Double judo Olympic medallist Kate Howey will set off more than 150 runners on the annual Olympic Day fun run at the University of Bath on Thursday (23 June).

Howey, who carried the Union Flag at the head of the Great Britain team at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, will sound the hooter that starts this year's run.

The Olympic Day run is organised each year by Sports Department staff at the University to celebrate the Olympic spirit and values. It is held at the Claverton Down campus on 23 June - the international Olympic Day.

More than 150 runners are expected to take part in this year's run. Adults will run over 5km with a 2.5km run for children. Several schools from the Bath area and further afield are taking part.

Entry to the run is free - and there is no time limit for people to complete it. All runners who complete the effort will receive a free T-shirt and certificate to mark their achievement - and there are also some prizes up for grabs.

The Olympic Day run starts from in front of the Sports Training Village at 4.30pm. Runners can meet in car park G on campus just before the start of the run.

The run at the University of Bath is one of hundreds being held around the country on the day.

Greg Sharp, Sports Development Officer at the University of Bath, said: "Anyone can come along to take part in the run, helping us to celebrate the Olympic ideals and values."

Because the run starts from the East Car Park, there will be no access to or from the car park between 4.30-4.40pm to start the race.

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