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Palace legend Mark Bright to captain Race Europe squad

Mark Bright to captain squad of 23 in Race Europe challenge

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Palace legend Mark Bright joins Shaun Derry in captaining a Crystal Palace team in the Race Europe challenge, and you still have the chance to be a part of their squads.

Race Europe is a virtual race against 13 other London clubs to complete 6,720 miles (the distance between all of the Euro 2021 Host Cities) in the quickest time possible whilst raising funds for Palace for Life Foundation.

The event will run throughout March and participants can log miles in nearly 80 different activities (subject to any Government guidelines) including running, swimming, cycling, football, dancing, tennis and even by washing their car!

Bright, who scored 114 times during his 286 appearances for the Eagles, will captain one of three Crystal Palace squads in the Race Europe challenge.

He said: “I think its a really good idea for people to try and use their time positively if they can, whether thats keeping fit or doing something to help those in need. I’m looking forward to captaining my Race Europe squad, and am glad we can support Palace for Life whose vital services are helping vulnerable young people and are needed more than ever.”

A live event portal will chart the progress of each Club team throughout the challenge and as each squad reaches a host city, information about that city and its footballing history will be unlocked.

All funds raised from the event will support Palace for Life’s work in the community through investment into solution-focused projects, tackling some of the biggest challenges facing our community today including social isolation and health inequalities.

Mark Bright will be be joined by former Palace midfielder Shaun Derry who will also captain his own squad, he said: “Having taken part in the Palace for Life Marathon March last year, I was keen to support the Foundation further. Race Europe is a brilliant idea as it gives us all a chance to get more active, whilst supporting Palace for Life and their work in our community.”

There is still time to join the squads and be captained by either Bright or Derry, but there’s only 15 places left, so hurry!

To secure a place in the Race Europe Virtual Event, you will need to pay £10 entry fee and commit to raising £100 in sponsorship.

See the full list of activities that can be converted to miles here.

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