Arsenal’s annual charity fun run, ‘Be a Gunner. Be a Runner.’ is now OPEN for entries.

This year’s edition of the 10-lap, 6.4 kilometre fun run around Emirates Stadium takes place on Saturday, March 23 and anyone looking for a New Year challenge can sign up right now using the official event entry form.

Entry to the race for adults (aged 15 and over) costs £15 and due to the limited number of spaces available, all runners are encouraged to raise at least £100 in sponsorship. All money raised from the event will go towards The Arsenal Foundation, the Club’s charitable arm that aims to transform the lives of young people through a range of education and sport initiatives in the UK and overseas.

Last year’s event was the most successful to date with more than £53,000 raised for the Club’s global charity partner, Save the Children.

Click here for images from last year's event

Youngsters aged 14 or under will once again be able to take part in a shorter one or two lap junior race on the day - more information will be available soon at www.arsenal.com/juniorgunners.

And it’s not just UK-based supporters who can take part. Last year, for the first time, we opened the event up to global Gooners and were delighted to see individuals and groups from more than 20 countries worldwide take part in their own organised runs to help spread the message of the Club’s charitable endeavours around the world.

If you’re a non UK-based supporter and would like to get involved in the 2013 event, simply devise a 6.4km route local to where you are - it could be in a park, a beach or even a local sports stadium - and e-mail it with your details to bagbar2013@arsenal.co.uk.

All successful applicants will receive a unique race number to wear with pride on the day and can also request official race T-shirts in return for a small donation to The Arsenal Foundation.

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