Emmerdale stars to run in Wakefield Hospice 10k

Young Archievers Awards 2013 held at Leeds United Centenary Pavilion. 'Getting ready for the awards are, from left, Duncan Wood, Chris Chittell, Michelle Hardwick, Gaynor Faye, Lesley Dunlop and Peter McCormick.'(JG1001/26a) Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe.
Young Archievers Awards 2013 held at Leeds United Centenary Pavilion. 'Getting ready for the awards are, from left, Duncan Wood, Chris Chittell, Michelle Hardwick, Gaynor Faye, Lesley Dunlop and Peter McCormick.'(JG1001/26a) Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Emmerdale stars are set to join hundreds of runners at the annual Wakefield Hospice 10K event.

Actors Chris Chittell and Michelle Hardwick (pictured) will take part in the 20th annual event at Thornes Park on Sunday, March 29.

Miss Hardwick, who is from Wakefield and plays Vanessa in the soap, said: “It’s an honour to be starting this event for such an important cause.

“Let’s hope many people have fun while earning lots of money.

“I’m hoping to see some familiar faces as it’s in my neck of the woods.”

Entry to the 10k costs £16 or £14 for UK Athletics members.

There will also be a 1k mini run in Thornes Park which is suitable for all ages and abilities. For more information on the race and how to enter visit www.wakefieldhospice.org