Many runners enter a race on behalf of a charity, often for personal reasons or to show their support for a worthwhile cause. The spirit of giving will be on display at a number of philanthropic events this weekend (28-29 April).
The first of our charity races is held at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire and in the heart of the stunning Peak District. Helen’s Trust Chatsworth 10K and 3K is an undulating, multi-terrain affair open to all in a great location. There will be warm-up exercises, stalls, entertainment and the Big Mascot Challenge making for a fun day out while fundraising for a local charity.
It’s over to Oxfordshire for the Treehouse 10K and 5K and Family Bunny Run. Runners are taken on a tour of the village of Cholsey, passing along quiet country roads, footpaths and farm tracks and there is a T-shirt and a handmade wooden medal for every finisher. The latter reflects the ‘green’ ethos of the Treehouse School, an alternative primary school and charity who are also the event organisers.
The Stroke Association Resolution Run is being staged at three locations with a 5k/10k/15k in Stoke, a 5k in Aylesbury and a 5k/10k in Cambridge. Every runner will receive a technical T-shirt and a medal and whether they are looking for a fast time or a good time, and enjoy the experience with like-minded people.
Cheltenham is our final stop and the Dave McNamee Memorial 10K Run held on an undulating, one lap course in the picturesque Cotswolds. Organised by Beyond the Limitations it is held in remembrance of the Cheltenham & County Harriers stalwart who made a lasting contribution to the sport.
For more information about these and other events, visit our race listings