The Running Out of Time Climate Relay will be stopping off in the city next month as the runners make their way from Scotland to London.

Running Out of Time is an annual climate relay that raises awareness, inspires action and celebrates great climate campaigns, projects and events across Britain.

The Relay launches at Ben Nevis on 6 June before undertaking an extraordinary 2,436 km journey through 50 cities and towns to finish at Big Ben on 4 July.

It involves 210 stages and over 80 visits to climate and nature projects, sporting bodies and venues, schools, events and iconic locations.

It’s set to be the most spectacular Climate Relay yet.

And it will be in Coventry on 18 June.

The Relay is partnered with a wide range of climate campaigns, projects and events, sporting bodies; and local councils. It’s also visiting 50 schools along the route.

It features famous sporting venues, stunning natural sites, schools, universities, community projects, and music, fashion and climate events. A  host of different and eye-catching ways will help move the baton, which will be run, walked, cycled, swum, paddled, sailed, skied, para-glided and wake-boarded along the way!

In Coventry, the Baton is set to arrive at Broadgate House, in the city centre at 12.30pm, before travelling to The Butts Park Arena for a sports session with local schools by Coventry Rugby Club. It will then go to the University of Warwick where the Pupils’ Parliament is being held before leaving the city and making its way to the next stage at Daventry and Northampton.

While in the city, the Relay will help to highlight the Council’s work with children and young people, including the House Project which is an initiative to help young people leaving care learn the life skills they need and gain independence.

It will also highlight work being done through the Child Friendly Cov initiative to create a city where children and young people feel valued, supported and enjoy themselves. 

One of the pledges of the initiative is that children can ‘be and feel healthy’, and a part of that is helping and encouraging everyone to make Coventry a more environmentally-friendly city and reduce the impact of climate change.

Cllr Patricia Seaman, Cabinet member for Children and Young People, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming the Climate Change Relay. Coventry is a city that is working hard to create a better future for its children, and that includes creating a greener, more environmentally-friendly city for all.


“Our young people have to be involved in that work and play their part, and having the Relay here will not just show the great work going on in Coventry, but will also inspire people to get involved in fighting climate change.


“The Relay brings young people together to create a better world for themselves, and it is a perfect event for our city.”

Matt Clayton, Strategic Lead – Children in Care, Children with Disabilities and Care Leavers, added: “We are so pleased that Coventry is part of this relay. Through the One Big Voice Survey our children and young people have demonstrated how important climate change is to them and this relay allows them to be part of demonstrating the need for change”

To learn more about the Council’s Child Friendly Cov initiative, visit www.childfriendlycov.co.uk and to see more about the Climate Change Relay, visit www.running-out-of-time.com/





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