Former Sheffield Wednesday and England footballer Carlton Palmer is to launch his own 10km charity run in aid of Cavendish Cancer Care.
He hopes more than 250 runners, joggers and walkers will take the route around Whirlow and Dore on November 24 at 10am, starting and finishing at The Rising Sun pub in Abbey Lane.
“Footballers are painted as bad guys so often by the press,” he says. “But we’re the first to get our hands in our pockets and organise things like this.”
The idea emerged as fans spotted Carlton running around Dore, where he lives. Fellow Owls legends Chris Waddle and Chris Woods will be there. “At the pub, if not on the run.”
Carlton, aged 47, has returned to Sheffield after working in Dubai as a school coach and TV pundit.
Race costs £15. Details at www.cavcaree.org.uk