Speedway stars Tai Woffinden and Rory Schlein have added their support to a charity beach run.

The top-flight riders  attended the launch of the Hunstanton 10km run at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn on Wednesday.

Reigning world champion Tai and King’s Lynn Stars’ captain Rory joined West Norfolk Mayor Elizabeth Watson, hospital staff and members of the Friends of the Stroke Unit at the event.

The run, on June 15, is being organised by the Stroke Association and the Friends of the Stroke Unit at the QEH.

For the first time, it is open to people who want to run for other charities as well.

The run will be on the sand starting at the Oasis Sports and Leisure Centre at 1pm. It kicks-off with music and a warm-up by staff at the Oasis.

Serious, novice and fancy dress runners are urged to take part. Registration is £20 and runners are asked to get sponsorship.

Sister Ann Lankester, stroke specialist nurse at the QEH unit and chairman of the Friends,  is hoping for a bumper entry this time.

“The first year we had 20 runners and the second year we had 50, so it is growing,” said Sister Lankester, who hopes opening the run to raise money for other charities will encourage more entries to come along.

For details see: www.stroke.org.uk/event/hunstanton-10k-beach-run-2014 or call 01284 749650.