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Andy Street Accepts the Black Country Road Run Challenge

Andy Street Mayor of the West MidlandsThe Black Country Road Run, supported by the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, announce Andy Street as the latest runner to sign up for this great community event. The Run, which will be taking place on 1st July 2018 in Halesowen is co-ordinated by Halesowen & Rowley Regis Rotary Club.

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “I am very much looking forward to taking part in this event which promises to be a great occasion. Not only will it be a great event for runners but will also raise money for many good causes in the Black Country and beyond.”

Corin Crane, Chief Executive of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, commented: “It is great to see the Mayor of the West Midlands stepping up and taking on this mission. I would encourage local businesses to get involved in the new Corporate Challenge, which is new for this year, to help raise money and awareness for your chosen charities.”

Local businesses can participate in either a 10k run or fun run, which serves as a great way to get colleagues together as a team building exercise or to promote fitness in the workplace. Furthermore, it is set to be a great day supporting the local community and ultimately have fun.

Alan Bowler, Event Organiser of the Black Country Road Run, added: “The Black Country Run team, together with members of Halesowen & Rowley Regis Rotary club, are delighted that the West Midlands Mayor Andy Street is running in the 10k race and has also agreed to start the Family Fun Run. Hopefully his support will encourage businesses throughout the Black Country to sign up and support the event and also raise lots of money for many deserving charities”.  

The event is open to all abilities and you can now register your interest, please note places are limited so don’t miss out on the new corporate challenge. For more information please visit To register your interest in the corporate challenge please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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