Fundraising run between the Mem and St James' Park
A special run in memory of footballer Adam Stansfield will set off from the Memorial Stadium this evening.
The second official 'Run for Stanno' will follow the tranquil and picturesque route of the A38 between Bristol and Exeter.
Adam Stansfield was a hardworking forward who served Exeter City, Yeovil Town and Hereford Utd with distinction scoring 76 league goals in the process. Tragically Adam succumbed to cancer in August 2010 at the age of just 31.
In September of 2010 his brother Paul joined a group that ran from Exeter to Yeovil in Adam's memory, some 50 or so miles raising thousands of pounds for charity in the process.
Now, they have decided it is an opportune moment to remember Adam again for a number of reasons:
-Exeter's first game of the 2013/14 sees the visit of Bristol Rovers, the first team that Exeter played following Adam's death;
-The distance from the Mem to St James' Park is 76 miles, one mile for each league goal Adam scored;
-It is also almost three years since Adam's passing
The runners will be fundraising in aid of two fantastic causes: the Adam Stansfield Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support. The Foundation is a local charity encouraging youth participation in football across Devon, Somerset and Herefordshire whilst Macmillan provide a support network to those diagnosed with cancer and those closest to them.
Back in April 2011 Rovers Director Ken Masters walked 180 miles between Bristol Rovers, Yeovil Town and Exeter City in memory of Adam - a total of more than 61 hours on the road.
The walk coincided with Rovers visit to Yeovil at the start of April and Exeter's trip to the Memorial Stadium the following week.
So if you see the runners along the way make sure you shout some encouragement, and to help with their fundraising click here