Jane Tomlinson Appeal Canal Run


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2019 Jane Tomlinson Appeal Canal Run

Tonight, we look forward to welcoming you to the 2019 Jane Tomlinson Appeal Canal Run organised by Jane’s former club Rothwell Harriers and sponsored by Nochex Payment Solutions.

Thank you for signing up to take part in this year’s run. Last year runners, friends and sponsors helped to raise almost £5,000 for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. This year we are optimistic we can raise even more. Thank you!

Before the main event there is the 1½ mile Fun Run, which starts at a quarter to seven. The 5K Canal Run which begins with a staggered start, commences at a quarter past seven.

If you do not already know your race number, use the link here for the 5K Canal Run (and to find out which wave you are part of). Use the link here if you are in the Fun Run. Before the race begins do not forget to collect your race number and get your ankle chip to record your time.

Before you arrive remember that spaces in the club car park are limited. There are just twenty places. Moreover, they are only available on a first come first served basis.

If you cannot park in the car park, then you will need to park elsewhere in Methley. Please arrive in good time and be considerate of local residents. We rely on their kind goodwill, so remember the golden rule. Do not block driveways or park near to junctions.

Otherwise enjoy your Run. You are following in the footsteps of some great runners!

It isn’t just about collecting entry fees

Nochex is proud to sponsor the 2019 Jane Tomlinson Appeal Canal Run organised by Rothwell Harriers. This is the fourth time that Nochex has had the privilege of sponsoring this event – and we love it! Rothwell Harriers have used Nochex to manage entries and collect entry fees for their events and races for the past six years. Enter the Canal Run here!

After several years of running two Runs and a Fun Run, this year’s event has just a single 5k Run with a much larger field than usual, as well as Fun Run for the more relaxed runner. For those who’ve hung up their running shoes, there is a Cake Competition that makes for an attractive diversion.

Each year the Canal Run brings together a variety of Yorkshire communities to raise money for a worthwhile cause. For Rothwell Harriers the Jane Tomlinson Appeal Canal Run has a special place in their hearts. Jane Tomlinson CBE was a Rothwell Harrier and took part in the Canal Run.

Sadly, Jane passed away in 2007. Since then, Jane and the Appeal that bears her name have both contributed greatly to the local community. Jane’s memory has been maintained by the launch of her charity appeal. Before her untimely death, and aged just 43, Jane had already raised nearly two-millions pounds for children’s and cancer charities through a series of incredible endurance feats – even while she suffered from her illness.

The Harriers occupy a special place within the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, due to Jane’s membership of the club, and the club’s decision to dedicate their Run to the Appeal with her name. In 2018, Jane’s husband, Mike, talked about the special relationship with Rothwell Harriers:

“We’re delighted that the Rothwell Harriers are supporting the Jane Tomlinson Appeal again. The Rothwell Harriers have raised well over £10,000 for the appeal over the past 5 years.”

You can read more about the Jane Tomlinson Appeal on their website.

The Jane Tomlinson Appeal Canal Run uses Nochex to manage entries and collect entry fees

Rothwell Harriers, the race organisers, first began using Nochex for their club management needs in 2013. Registering new club members and taking payments for events was a great way to reduce admin: both saving time for overworked staff and making it easier to keep track of the funds. This meant they could spend more time doing the important things that they really liked.

Rothwell Harriers have noticed a significant improvement in their enjoyment of the Run, since Nochex began providing its JoinUP! service to manage entries and payments. Jason Westmoreland, event director for Rothwell Harriers said: “Leading up to the race, we used to spend lots of time managing funds and administration. Thanks to Nochex this is all automated in one easy to use system.”

Let’s face it, when managing a sports club, the last thing you want to be doing is using your spare time chasing members for their entry fees and managing spreadsheets. At Nochex, we’ve developed a way to collect charges for membership payments. Not only can you register new members online and take payments, but you can raise funds for new kit or equipment, and also create various payment methods.

collect entry fees - canal run membership payments and event management Collect Entry Fees using Nochex – and be as happy as the Jane Tomlinson Turtle!

Manage your membership and collect entry fees with Nochex!

Just like you, we’re flexible with the clubs who use our service. There are several ways we can help you if you are looking for a low cost way to manage your membership and to collect entry fees for your club or event:

  • Recurring Payments – Get paid on time, every time! Whether that’s weekly, monthly or each quarter.
  • Invoices – Send your members electronic invoices via email links for membership, kit, equipment or one-off events.
  • Web Payments – Ecommerce in it’s purest form, sell merchandise from a shop on your website.
  • Telephone Payments – A personal touch is always required when managing a club, phone payments do just that.

Interested in using Nochex to collect entry fees for your sports club or event? Apply now using this link.

Not sure what you need? Get in touch.