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Toilet Roll Relay Baton

Great Manchester Run unwrap their Loo Roll Relay

The Great Manchester Run has, like so many races, been postponed until later in the year. However, the organisers Great Run have come up with a fun, home-based challenge for all the family. Get on your marks for The Loo Roll Relay.

An everyday item that we have never given any thought to until now, the humble toilet roll has, in a short space of time, achieved star status. It is the main feature in the Loo Roll Relay which invites junior and mini runners and families to stay active whilst at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

There are three steps to follow: Step One is a platform for participants to display their artistic skills by creating a relay baton from two toilet rolls; sticking these together then decorating them.

The next step involves the making of a video – 30 seconds maximum duration - where the child receives the baton from their right, shows their exercise routine then passes the baton to their left.

For the final step they upload the video on Instagram with the hashtag #LooRollRelay and tag their friends to get them to take part.

This will keep participants active until the rescheduled Great Manchester Run on Sunday 6 September. The Half Marathon and 10K takes runners through the centre of Manchester and in keeping with its music heritage, will have live bands, DJ’s, drummers and choirs as part of its Bands on the Run programme.

The Junior (2.3k) and Mini (1.5k) runs will take place either Saturday 5 September or Sunday 6 September. The organisers will confirm this date as soon as possible.

For more information, visit the Great Manchester Run website.

Image courtesy of (Samantha King)

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