Runners get ready for Wakefield Hospice’s 10k road race

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People are being invited to put on their running shoes and take part in the Wakefield Hospice 10k.

The 20th annual event, which starts at Thornes Park, will take place on Sunday, March 29, and will kick start the hospice’s 25th anniversary celebrations.

Last year more than 1,500 runners took part to raise funds for vital care for cancer patients and their families at the Aberford Road hospice.

Danielle Norman, events fundraiser, said: “This year we are aiming to raise £50,000 which is enough to fund the hospice for one week but we desperately need your help.

“Even raising just £50 will make a big difference to our patients who are living with an end-of-life diagnosis.

“It is enough to fund two hours of nursing care providing vital support when a patient needs it most.

“We hope as many people can help raise money for patient care by joining in the 20th annual 10k and fun run.”

There will also be a 1k mini run in Thornes Park which is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Mrs Norman added: “We hope parents will bring along the kids for a morning of fun and fitness by taking part in the mini run.

“People can take part in the 10k team challenge. We need teams of at least four people to run, jog or walk the full 10k together or as a relay.”

Entry into the 10k is £16 and you receive a £2 discount if you have a UK Athletics Membership.

If you enter as a team of four it is free if you pledge to raise £50 each.

Entry for the mini fun run is £4 for children and £6 for adults or £17.50 for a family of four. For more information on the race and how to enter visit www.wakefieldhospice.org