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Annual Wakefield Hospice 10k - are you ready to run?

Preview of Wakefield Hospice 10K with people from  Weight Watchers.
Judi Harvey, Sarah Swift, Tracy Baddeley, Vicky Bean, Jennifer Halliwell, Hazel Spencer

Preview of Wakefield Hospice 10K with people from Weight Watchers. Judi Harvey, Sarah Swift, Tracy Baddeley, Vicky Bean, Jennifer Halliwell, Hazel Spencer

More than 1,100 runners have signed up for the annual Wakefield Hospice 10k.

The race – on Sunday April 6 – starts at 9am from Lawefield Lane, next to Thornes Park, and finishes in Clarence Park.

Participants can expect a fast and undulating route which will take them along Horbury Road and Northfield Lane then onto Southfield Lane and Highfield Road.

Runners will then return along the same route and finish at Clarence Park. Roads along the route, including Park Avenue and Quarry Hill, will be closed between 8.15am and 11am.

Race organiser Danielle Cain said:“Horbury Road has a rolling road closure, which means the road is only completely closed for a very short period of time.

“Thanks to the help of Wakefield Council’s highways team and the professional marshalling provided free by Key Security, we are able to minimise the road closure so traffic can continue to flow.

“We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

The race, now in its 19th year, last year raised £40,000 for the hospice.

Miss Cain said: “We’ve had more women than ever sign up due to the popularity of running in our area.

“We hope families will also join us on the day for the 1k fun run.”

For the first time, runners will be joined by wheelchair racers in this year’s 10k challenge.

Online entries are accepted until Thursday April 3 and people can enter on the day .

For more information on the race and how to enter, go to www.wakefieldhospice.org

 

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