Olympic champion supports Shelter’s Stadium Rush

7 September 2012

Two Stadium Rush runners

Gold medal winning long jumper Greg Rutherford has shown his support for Shelter’s stair-running challenge, Stadium Rush.

The event involves an exhilarating 1km race up, down and around the 1,740 steps of the MK Dons Stadium, in Greg’s hometown of Milton Keynes.

With stair-running burning twice as many calories as normal running, Stadium Rush provides the kind of intensive workout used by professional athletes.

And until the 24 September, registration for the event is free.

Greg said: ‘I’m calling on people in Milton Keynes and beyond to step up to the challenge of Stadium Rush.

Living in Milton Keynes, I know that when people in this town put their minds to something, we’re a force to be reckoned with. Stadium Rush is an amazing way for us to support Shelter’s work helping families at risk of losing their home, and get a top workout at the same time.

This is the perfect opportunity to carry on the spirit of the Olympics by really going for gold.’

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