Date: 
Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 09:00

Tywardreath School pupil Isabel Blackie has won a competition to design the logo for the Eden Project’s fun run on October 8.

The fun run takes place on the day before the Eden marathon and half-marathon (both being run on the unforgettable 9/10/11) and its one-mile route goes “around the world”, taking in Eden’s famous Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes.

Isabel’s winning design will be used on all of the event's merchandise, including a special t-shirt that will be given to all children who finish the race. She also won a family ticket to Eden valid for a year and a Divine goodie bag.

The event takes place before Eden’s “pasta party” for runners in the following day’s races. Runners can pack in the carbohydrates and have the opportunity to socialise with their fellow athletes.

Tracey Smith, Eden's Commercial Manager, said: “We loved the eye-catching colours of Isabel’s design, which will really stand out on all of the t-shirts and posters.

“The fun run has proved to be a hit and we’re looking forward to another brilliant day out this year. It’s also a great way to get prepared for the marathon and half-marathon the following day.

“Running ‘around the world’ is a great way to see Eden’s Biomes and, for those who aren’t quite old enough for the 2012 Olympics, to show off their skills.”

The runners-up in the logo competition were fellow Tywardreath pupils Jess Tozer, Elisha Murphy and Rory Winch. They all received certificates, tickets to Eden and some Fairtrade Dubble chocolate.

Entry to the fun run costs £2 per person and includes entry to the Eden Project after 4pm.Family and supporters also have free entry after 4pm. All runners under 14 will receive a t-shirt featuring Isabel’s logo, along with a themed memento and Dubble chocolate. Booking can be done through www.edenproject.com/marathon

Entries for the marathon and half-marathon are being accepted until October 2. Places cost £30 for the marathon and £23 for the half-marathon with a £2 discount for affiliated runners, to book see www.edenproject.com/marathon.

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.

Participants can sign up to run for any charity they choose but one option is to run for Eden, raising money in support of its rainforest projects. Rainforests clean the air, make rain, and regulate climate.

To join Eden's team and "run for the rainforest", please email fundraising@edenproject.com or download the fundraising pack from http://www.edenproject.com/support-us/run-for-the-rainforest.php

As in previous years, the races will be run in partnership with St. Austell Running Club.