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Football fan to run around all 92 league grounds for charity

29 May 2018

Football-mad fundraiser Chris Cowlin is to embark on a charity challenge which will see him visit and run around all 92 football league grounds in 12 days, and is set to do a lap of One Call Stadium on Wednesday 13 June.

Cowlin will start the challenge at Wembley Stadium on Monday 04 June, and will end at Colchester United's Weston Homes Community Stadium Friday 15 June.

He is a best-selling author who has written a number of official quiz books on several football clubs, and has raised over £40,000 for charity.

The 37-year-old will drive over three thousand miles and run approximately 57 miles overall around the stadiums, all to raise money for the Willow charity. 

Willow is the only national charity that works with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40, arranging unforgettable 'Special Days.' To date, Willow has provided 12,000 Special Days for young adults living with life-threatening conditions such as cancer, motor neurone disease, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and Huntington's disease.

Speaking ahead of his challenge, Cowlin said: "I am so excited by this challenge, it is something different and it's all over the country.

"I have heard and read that many fans have done the 92 grounds, but no one has done this challenge before, running around all of the grounds.

"It is a new challenge for me running 50 odd miles in 12 days, but one I am really looking forward to.

"I cannot wait to visit the 92 grounds and be greeted by members of staff at each stadium.

"I love helping people and raising money for charity, particularly Willow, who provide such great and memorable days for seriously young adults."

Everyone at Mansfield Town wishes Chris the best of luck, and are looking forward to seeing him in June. To donate for his challenge, click here.


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