Wakefield Hospice 10k - using Twitter to promote runners for #wakey10k

Wakefield Hospice 10k 2012 - Becky Gibson of Rothwell comes in as the first girl for the fun run

Wakefield Hospice 10k 2012 - Becky Gibson of Rothwell comes in as the first girl for the fun run

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Runners are getting set to race across the city for charity on Sunday.

And we want to hear from you in the build up to the Wakefield Hospice 10k.

Express reporter David Nichols will be one of the 1,400 competitors running from Clarence Park to Horbury and back from 9am.

He has been tweeting during the build up to his first race and wants to hear from other Twitter users before, during and after the event.

Whether you are running for a club or have a more personal reason for supporting the hospice, include @WExp_David or @WakeExpress and #wakey10k in any of your tweets and we will re-tweet you.

Money raised from the event will provide care for people who have progressive and life threatening illnesses in the hospice’s 16-bed inpatient and Day Therapy Unit on Aberford Road.

Event fundraiser Danielle Cain “The 10K and fun run are vital to funding Wakefield Hospice. Our target is to raise enough money to fund the whole hospice for one week.

“This is a huge achievement from all the runners who are raising vital sponsorship so that we can support local people when they need us most.”

There will also be a fun run and mascot race during the day, which is being sponsored by Harratts and Wakefield Council.

People can enter the 10k race on the day, between 8am and 8.45am, while fun runners can register from 9am.

A rolling road closure will be in place along Horbury Road, Northfield and Southfield Lane from 9am.

For details ring the hospice on 01924 213900 or visit www.wakefieldhospice.co.uk