Beat Beethoven

A sponsored run is a typical way to raise money for charity, however BBC Radio 3 have come up with ‘Beat Beethoven’, which is something just a little bit different.

Instead of just pounding the Salford streets, the aim of the Salford based challenge is to try to run 5 kilometers around Media City before Beethoven’s 5th Symphony ends and ‘Beat Beethoven’.

The challenge is split into two laps of 2.5km and according to their website the route goes, “Over the canal, past the Imperial War Museum and the iconic television studios.”

Image Credit: Lauren Cohen

Sophie Raworth, a well known news presenter is hoping to take part in the challenge and joins many stars who have also previously raised money for Sport Relief including people like David Walliams, John Bishop and Davina McCall.

Super runner Sophie, 51, has completed marathons across the world, after taking the sport up when she was 36.

If you want to take part in the challenge, it takes place on the 13th of March from 4:15- 6:00pm.

Tickets are available here. The ticket cost covers a t-shirt, water as well as post-race goodies. And if you raise over £200 you get an exclusive bobble hat.

According to the BBC’s website, “You could join hundreds of other people challenging themselves to run 5K and “beat” the music, which lasts between 30-35 minutes.” The famous piece of music will be played by the BBC’s Philharmonic orchestra and even if you are not there on the day, it can still be listened to on BBC Sounds.

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