Entries Open For Mansfield 10k
Entries have opened for this year’s Mansfield 10k to raise money for Reach Learning Disability.
The charity, which has bases in Mansfield, Newark, Southwell as well as its horticultural social enterprise ‘Flower Pod’, supports 200 adults with learning disabilities each week.
The annual event, which was a sell-out last year, will be held on 16 September 2018.
Runners can choose from the 5k or 10k route through the town, while spectators line the streets. The race will start at 9am.
There will be two water stations on the route and medals will be given to participants.
Sarah Cobb, fundraising officer at Reach, said: “Following on from the success of last year’s sell out, we are confident we can once again fill the streets of Mansfield.
“The event creates a warm community spirit in the town centre with support from spectators and local businesses.
“We want to thank everyone who gets involved in this annual event, which raises money for Reach Learning Disability, a local charity to Mansfield with a base in the town centre.”
Money raised from the event will go towards the charity and it will enable them to continue to run courses, social activities, day trips and holidays for clients.
Prices for the 10k route for affiliated runners is £14 and £16 for non-affiliated runners. For the 5k runners aged 16 and over will be charged £12 and £8 for junior runners aged between 12 and 16. To enter visit www.mansfield10k.co.uk
Steve Shatwell, Chief Executive at Reach, said: “For the event to be a sell-out just shows what a special place Mansfield is.
“At a time when road races across the UK are struggling to survive, the Mansfield 10K bucks the trend.
“The fact that we close the town centre roads for the race, means that the 10K is a real community event that is supported by the local people and shows off the town at it’s very best.”
The main sponsor for 2018 is Mansfield District Council, with Slimming World, The Nottingham building society and Full Phat Design also providing sponsorship.
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