Friday, July 16, 2010 - 11:05

Children from around Cornwall are being invited to take part in a competition to design a logo for the Eden Project fun run, which is on October 9.


The fun run takes place on the day before the Eden marathon and its one-mile route goes “around the world”, taking in Eden’s famous Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes.


The winning design will be used on all merchandise associated with the event including a special t-shirt that will be given to everyone who finishes the race. The winner will also receivea family ticket to Edenvalid for a year, an Eden goodie bagand afree place in the fun run.


Tracey Smith said: “We were bowled over by all the brilliant, creative entries for last year’s competition and are really looking forward to what the young people of Cornwall can come up with this year.”


Last year’s fun run logo was designed by Jowan Sleep of Tywardreath School.


Applications are also open for the second annual Eden marathon and half-marathon, taking place on October 10. The courses for the races will follow a similar route to last year, both starting at Eden before touring the landscape of the clay country and returning to finish in front of the iconic Biomes.


Both full and half marathon courses are very challenging and are designed to give runners a taste of the evolving landscape. Plus, in true Cornish style, runners can enjoy a pint of Sharp’s ale and a pasty when they cross the finish line.