If you fancy getting some exercise this New Year then how about entering the Rushcliffe 10K or Fun Run? Both events take place in Ruddington Country Park on Sunday 2nd March – but already places are booking up quickly!
Up to 850 runners can be accommodated in the 10K which is said to be suitable for all abilities, from novices to experienced runners aged 15 and over, and will be chip timed. The course involves two circuits of the country park and a medal will be given to everyone taking part – with prizes for the winners in various categories. It costs £14 per runner or just £12 if you’re UKA affiliated, including the online booking fee.
Alternatively a 2km Fun Run is also organised on the day with participants running twice around the lake before heading over the finish line to receive a medal. This costs £10 for a family ticket or £3 each for children under £16.
The event is organised by Rushcliffe Borough Council in partnership with Rushcliffe Athletics Club and Cerebral Palsy Sport. CP Sport is the official race charity and receives £1 from every entry fee. This charity aims to help people with cerebral palsy fulfil their potential through sport – especially children and young people. You can help them raise funds by requesting a sponsorship form – or just make a donation when completing the application online.
You can enter now via www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/10k but must do so by Friday the 14th February at the latest, subject to there still being spaces left.
By Graham Wright