2012 Brill Hilly aiming even higher

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THE 10k Brill Hilly run will return this year to raise funds for children orphaned by AIDS.

The event, in aid of charity The Instika Trust, will take place on April 1 from 11am starting from the famous Brill Windmill and finishing on the sports and social club grounds.

The run, hosted by The Instika Trust and Oxford Athletics Club, was an enormous success last year, raising more than £5,000 for the cause – which bought all the bricks needed for a new school to be built in Cape Town, South Africa.

Every penny of the money raised is donated directly to the cause, and this year event organisers are hoping to rake in funds of more than £6,000 to sponsor some of the individual children at the school throughout the year.

There will be three challenges to take up on the day – a 10k run for the over 15s, a 1k fun run for all ages and the ‘Dash’ for the little runners which will be taking place on the sports fields.

There will also be prizes up for grabs for the very best April Fool’s Day costumes.

The 10k course is tough with a steep ascent to the finish but the good news is the first 6k is downhill.

Parking is limited but free and will be available at or close to the finish.

Enter online at www.runnersworld.co.uk or download an entry form and view the map of the route at www.oxfordcityathleticclub.com

The race is sponsored by Up and Running Oxford and Abacus International.

Up and Running Oxford will be there on the day and will be offering advice on shoes, nutrition and accessories to any runners interested.