BRITISH Olympic Gold medallists Linford Christie and Darren Campbell are racing towards Blackburn.

They will be running their street Athletics programme which is aimed at getting young people fit and active.

The top three in boys and girls will be also invited to the national final of the project.

Sprinter Mr Christie said: “Street Athletics is an amazing project now in its eighth year. We have seen thousands of young people taking part in races across the country.

“For us it began on the streets challenging other kids from other estates to race against us and if we hadn't have done that we never would have got to where we are today.”

The event is on Friday, July 20, from 1pm to 4pm and hosted at the Town Hall Square, King William Street, Blackburn.