Southport supporter Ben Highton will be running the Southport half-marathon this summer to raise funds for Trust in Yellow.
Ben will be competing in the 13.1-mile race around the town on Sunday July 5 and has very kindly agreed to donate his sponsorship money to the Trust.
Having started running two years ago, this will be Ben's first organised race and he is set to be one of the youngest participants involved.
A Southport supporter since season 2002/03, Ben is a programme seller at home matches and travels the length and breadth of the country to support Southport at the vast majority of away games.
Recently, Ben has increased his training runs up to ten miles and his target is to complete the half-marathon within two hours.
Starting at 9am, the route begins in Victoria Park before heading south along the Coastal Road, returning along Marine Drive and into Fairway along the Promenade.
The race then moves around the back of the Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, under the pier and through Kings Gardens. It goes around the Marine Lake and under the pier again before returning to Marine Drive and the pier once more before going left at the Weld Road roundabout to return for a finish in Victoria Park.
Ben has been a supporter of the Trust from the start and we are very grateful to him for generously pledging his sponsorship money to us.
Please support Ben as he prepares for the half-marathon by making a donation. You can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or donate through PayPal by clicking on donate above and entering Ben's name in the comments box.