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Jude the Cat to run Vitality Westminster Mile

MASCOT Jude the Cat and a number of participants from QPR in the Community Trust will be in attendance at the first day of the 2019 Vitality Weekend running festival on Sunday 26th May.

The QPR contingent will be joined by celebrities from the worlds of sport and entertainment. Sporting legend Sir Mo Farah will be at the start line to cheer runners on throughout the morning.

Jude is running in the Vitality Westminster Mile, where he will rub shoulders with mascots from some of the country’s biggest sports clubs, as well as a number of England cricket stars. The mile will start on The Mall, take in a lap of St James’ Park and finish outside Buckingham Palace. 

Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss is set to lead the inaugural Ruth Strauss Foundation Family Mile alongside the entire England’s ICC Men’s World Cup squad. They will be running in memory of his wife, Ruth, who died in December 2018 from a rare form of lung cancer.

The Vitality Wellness Festival in Green Park will play host to the Premier League trophy from 9am to 4pm, where visitors can get a selfie with the famous silverware, alongside a huge programme of free family-friendly activities, entertainment and fitness classes. 

Bee Active, the Everyone Active mascot, will attempt a hat-trick of victories as the fastest mascot when he returns to the Vitality Westminster Mile as the reigning champion having beaten his mascot rivals in 2017 and 2018.

Fans who cannot attend Sunday’s event, can watch the action live on the BBC Red Button or online.