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Athletes to arrive in style for RNLI run

Lytham St Annes Lifeboat and crew are visited by a Leyland bus from the Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust

Lytham St Annes Lifeboat and crew are visited by a Leyland bus from the Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust

 

Runners taking part in a special race between two RNLI boathouses will arrive in style to the start line – thanks to a classic Ribble bus.

The Leg It for the Lifeboats fun run on Sunday, May 11, will take in views along the estuary and seashore as it makes its way from the RNLI’s inshore lifeboat boathouse on Central Beach, Lytham, to the station’s all-weather lifeboat boathouse on South Promenade, St Annes.

With runners signing on to compete in the 5km race at St Annes, the Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust has offered to transport athletes to the start line in Lytham using classic buses.

David Forshaw, of Lytham St Annes RNLI, said: “As the car parking at the Lytham start line is more limited, this offer allows the larger car park next to the St Annes boathouse to be used at the beginning and, after runners and walkers have registered at the boathouse, a Ribble bus will be waiting to transport them to the Lytham boathouse.

“Walkers, ramblers, pushchair pushers and families are all equally welcome. It is hoped that all ages will participate and it will be a fun day out for all.

“Fancy dress may be worn if anyone wishes to.”

The cost to enter for adults is £10 and for children, £5.

Entries may be booked on line at www.rnli.org/legit or by phone on 0300 300 9902, or at 9.30am at St Annes boathouse on the day of the race itself.

 

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