Football presenter Jeff Stelling is on the march again and will be walking from Turf Moor next week – with the support of Sean Dyche and Barry Kilby.
The 11th day of Jeff’s multi-marathon trek on Monday, 12 June, will take him from Burnley FC to Huddersfield Town FC – a distance of around 26 miles.
Burnley boss Dyche plans to join Jeff for part of the leg of his 400-mile March for Men, which aims to raise £500,000 in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.
And Clarets’ vice-chairman Kilby – who launched his own charity to help provide prostate cancer testing after suffering from the condition himself - will also start the walk from Turf Moor.
There are still limited places available to join them in return for a £25 registration fee and pledging to raise at least £300 in sponsorship per day, with registration closing on Friday, 9 June. For details, click HERE.
Stelling, legendary host of Sky Soccer Saturday, walked from Hartlepool United to Wembley last summer to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK.
And the 63-year-old has raised the bar further this time by planning to walk 15 marathons in 15 days from Exeter City to Newcastle United, visiting more than 40 football clubs en route to link the two St James’ Parks, ending on Tyneside on Friday, 16 June.
He said: “Prostate Cancer kills one man every hour in the UK, and I just decided I couldn’t sit on my backside and do nothing about it.
“I can put one foot in front of the next and hopefully raise awareness and raise funds to help men beat this diabolical disease.
“This year’s route gives us an opportunity to go to parts of the country that we’ve not been to before and to spread the word to people who maybe didn’t hear that message as loudly last time round.”
Prostate Cancer UK is the Official Charity Partner of The English Football League (EFL) and 22 clubs will be represented along the route.
Stelling will also stop off at eight Premier League clubs as well as 12 Non-League sides with the final day kicking off at the Emirates Riverside, home of Durham County Cricket club.
The leg of the walk from Turf Moor to the John Smith’s Stadium – which will go from Burnley via Red Lees Road and the Long Causeway before running adjacent to the A646 near Hebden Bridge – will start between 8-8.30am.
Stelling’s March for Men is part of Prostate Cancer UK’s wider walking programme, March for Men, which includes a trio of Local Walks across Father’s Day weekend, in London on June 17th and Leeds and Glasgow 24 hours later. The charity will also be encouraging supporters to hold their own marches to try and raise £1 million through walking in 2017.
To support Jeff, and find out more about his challenge, visit prostatecanceruk.org/jeffsmarch or text JEFF to 70004 to donate £5 to stop prostate cancer being a killer (and to get a free “Man of Men” badge like Jeff)