Tamworth folk took to the tarmac and totalled a terrific £4,433 to help disadvantaged people at home and abroad, it has just been announced.
The borough council’s ‘arts and events’ and ‘sports development’ teams were behind this year’s March fun run fundraiser.
And the cash raised by the more than 200 people they enlisted for their event in the Castle Grounds will all go to Sports Relief.
It was one of 500 similar events taking place across the country.
Between them they managed to pull in a phenomenal record £72.5 million for the national charity.
Tamworth’s runners and walkers in the three and six mile events were given the ‘ready-steady-go’ by the town’s own heavyweight boxing star, Ryan Hatton.
Councillor Joy Goodall said a huge “thank you” to everyone who took part.
“It’s brilliant to have been part of a record-breaking Sport Relief year,” she added.
Tamworth’s next shot at the event will be in 2018 when Sport Relief returns to the town.
The organising team said they would be aiming even higher in the fundraising stakes in two years time.