Everton star Steven Pienaar is throwing his weight behind the cityâ€™s Big Heart 5K race.
The annual race, set up in memory of Blues legend Alan Ball, takes place in Walton Hall Park on Sunday 2 September and will see fans of Everton and Liverpool racing against each other, all in the name of charity.
And the South African, who recently completed a £4.5million return to Goodison, stressed the importance of getting involved, for others as well as themselves.
â€œI think itâ€™s really important people try to stay fit and healthy and this is a great way of doing that,â€ said Steven.â€œEveryone who runs will also be helping someone else who maybe isnâ€™t as fortunate as they are so that is excellent and should encourage people to take part.â€
Pienaar, who joined Everton legend Graeme Sharp in endorsing the event, likened his own training and levels of fitness to the hardships some of the Big Heart runners may face.
â€œIâ€™ve had to train hard this summer to regain fitness because I missed a few weeks so I know how hard it is. But the hardest part is getting up and doing it in the first place,â€ added Pienaar.
The Big Heart 5K begins at 10am on Sunday 2 September and fans both blue and red are encouraged to come down and show their true colours.
To enter the race, please visit runliverpool.org.uk or call 0151 530 5260.