Arsenal launches 'Be a Gunner, Be a Runner'

Last updated : 19 February 2010 By Chris Parry
Arsenal Football Club and its Charity of the Season, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity are delighted to announce the launch of the second ever 'Be a Gunner. Be a Runner.' event which will unite Gunners at the world famous Emirates Stadium on Saturday 13 March 2010.

Registration for the 10-lap 6.4 kilometre fun-run around the outside of the Gunners' home is now open to all Arsenal fans, keen runners and anyone else who would like to support Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. All participants are asked to raise at least £100 in sponsorship for one of the world's leading children's hospitals. New for this year, there will also be a shorter run on the day for any child aged 15 or under, so it truly is a day for all the family.

To enter the challenge, supporters should visit and register for £15 and in return, runners will receive a special edition running t-shirt as well as training, nutrition and equipment advice from start to finish. All those who raise over £500 for the Charity will be deemed 'Top Gunners' and will receive a personally signed certificate from an Arsenal first team player to celebrate their fundraising success. All funds raised as part of 'Be a Gunner. Be a Runner.' will go towards Arsenal's season-long target of £500,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

Gael Clichy said: "I hope lots of supporters sign up for what looks to be a really fun day at the stadium, and certainly a great fundraiser for Great Ormond Street Hospital. We're at the half-way mark of our fundraising target
and the more people who sign up for 'Be a Gunner. Be a Runner.' the better chance we'll have of reaching our target and raising more much-needed cash for the Charity."

The 'Be a Gunner. Be a Runner.' event is part of Arsenal's season-long 'Be a Gooner. Be a Giver'. campaign. Through this, the Club aims to raise £500,000 to help fund a new Arsenal Lung Function Unit for children who have difficulty breathing or sleeping. These problems can mean that children may not grow properly and the Lung Function Unit is vitally important in their treatment.

The new Arsenal Lung Function Unit will be designed to help newborn babies right through to teenagers and will provide a modern and spacious environment in which to help children and their families

To sign up to Be a Gunner. Be a Runner. and to find out more information about the partnership visit: