Group of runners to attempt GPS art record

Actress Jazz Franks is one of more than 50 who will combine to form a 250km-long piece of GPS art

Jazz Franks

by Trail Running |

Former Hollyoaks actor Jazz Franks is among more than 50 runners who will raise funds for charity by attempting to create the largest ever piece of GPS relay art later this month.

The group from the north west of England will each run either 5km or 10km on September 18-19 to produce a 250km-long shape between Manchester and Liverpool. The exact design will not be revealed until the day of the event.

Organised by lower calorie premium beer Michelob Ultra, they will support Good Gym – a charity which combines fitness with good-deed.

The route was designed by Manchester based GPS artist, Nathan Rae, who has previously undertaken huge drawings throughout the city including animals, hearts and an iconic tribute to those that lost their lives in the Manchester Arena Bombing.

Matt Koep, product owner at Michelob Ultra UK said: “Running is more popular than ever, the ultimate release from our busy lives. Not only will this race break a record and raise money, it’ll bring together a community of runners from around the North West to champion their passion.

“At Michelob, we firmly believe it’s only worth it if you enjoy it. Sacrifice doesn’t have to come at all costs and whether it’s a 5k, 10k or half marathon, this event is designed for joggers of all abilities to complete at their own pace and enjoy a crisp and refreshing 3.5%, 73 calorie beer at the end.

“Good Gym is such an incredible cause, doing amazing work throughout Manchester and Liverpool so it’s a real privilege to bring attention to such a valuable organization and set up a fundraiser run for the cause.

“We’ll be sharing all the build-up, celebrity training schedules and the race itself on our Instagram page so be sure to follow to keep up with the action.”

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