A Blackburn Rovers player is set to attend a fitness event, that launches in Darwen today (May 4).

1617 Coffee House have collaborated with gym The Alchemy, both in Darwen, to launch Run Club. This is a free running event, organised by professional coaches, is available to all members of the public.

The first Run Club event will take place at the 1617 Coffee House, Darwen today. Anyone hoping to take part has been asked to meet at the coffee shop at 9.30am.

People will be taken through a group warm-up where you can walk, jog, or run 3.5 kilometers around Darwen town centre. 

These events will take place every two weeks but to kick start the event, Blackburn Rovers professional footballer Katie Bradley, along with other athletes from The Alchemy, will attend the event on Saturday. 

Lancashire Telegraph: Sophia Robertson outside 1617 Coffee House in DarwenSophia Robertson outside 1617 Coffee House in Darwen (Image: Sophia Robertson)

The collaboration started when owners of 1617 Coffee House, Sophia and Jamie Robertson, wanted to do something fun for the community.

Founder and head coach of The Alchemy, Chris Poole, said he wants to bring the gym’s positive community culture to the run club events. 

Chris said: “We are very much looking forward to teaming up with 1617 Coffee House and sharing our passion for creating a healthy lifestyle with members of the community.

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn Rovers professional footballer Katie BradleyBlackburn Rovers professional footballer Katie Bradley (Image: YouTube/Blackburn Rovers)

“This will be a great opportunity to include fitness into people's routine all while being a part of a positive and like-minded community.

“What a great way to start your weekend by meeting new people, getting fit outside in the fresh air, and finishing with delicious coffee and specialty protein frappes. 

“These events will run every two weeks and everyone is welcome.”