The 11th annual Hospice in the Weald 10K returns to Royal Tunbridge Wells on Sunday, 25 September, with special guest Dame Kelly Holmes starting the race. Last year more than 500 runners helped to raise almost £50,000 towards to the £7 million required to run the Hospice and maintain its crucial services.
This year’s event will again start from the Lower Cricket Ground, Tunbridge Wells and follows an attractive but undulating route on quiet country roads before returning to the aptly named High Rocks area for an exciting finish.
Dame Kelly Holmes, looking forward to her role as official starter, said: “The Hospice 10K is one of my favourite events. Not only is it a highly organised and professional race but it is also a great way of giving something back to a charity that is integral to our local community. I am so excited to be opening the event for such a worthwhile cause.”
This year, Hospice in the Weald hopes to make the event bigger and better as they plan to attract over 1,000 runners. Duncan Philip, events co-ordinator, said: “This is a fantastic event for runners and supporters alike and we are really excited about this year’s race. Whether you are watching or running, we will keep you entertained with lots of activities as well as various stalls for the whole family”
Thanks to sponsors Savills and Countryside, 90% of the proceeds go directly to supporting patients, families and their carers.
For further information and entry details visit the Hospice 10K website.