A pair of inspirational Salford siblings are setting the pace as they attempt to raise £43,000 in memory of their mum.
Joe and Freya Coggins, from Monton, are hosting a marathon challenge organised by their club Salford Harriers at Cleavley athletics track in Eccles on Saturday 30 July, from 10.30 am.
The brother and sister team decided to set themselves the target of generating £1,000 for every year their mum, Angela, was alive.
Their mum died of cancer in October 2015 and since then donations have raced to £13,500.
Before their mum died, Freya, 13, and Joe, 12, promised her that they would raise money in her honour, with help from dad, Paul.
Paul said: “We’ve already had a lot of generous support from different people and it’s snowballed into something fantastic.
“We’ve got a lot of comfort from raising funds and St Ann’s is very close to our hearts for the dignified way the hospice cared for Angela during the final months of her life.”
Harriers coach Diane Hooper said: “The club is keen to support Freya and Joe who are both valued members.
“The challenge is designed for runners of all ages and abilities and entrants can even walk if they wish.
“Entrants are placed in teams with each person completing a number of 400 metre legs of the track until the full marathon distance is completed.”
Proceeds will be split between St Ann’s Hospice, The Christie and Macmillan, the charities which cared for Angela during her illness.
Entry is £5 per person until July 25 and £10 on the day.
Spectators and non-runners pay £1 on the door.