A NEW date has been announced for the annual Regency Run.
The event, which is now in its 18th year, will take place on Sunday September 19 at 9am.
The Wright Hassall Leamington Regency 10K Run was postponed for the first time last year due to the pandemic but saw around 90 per cent of entrants and some business sponsors donate their fee to charity rather than request a refund, raising some £15,000.
Organisers Leamington Round Table hope the run will be able to go ahead, and hundreds have already signed up.
Race director Harpal Singh – who is also chair of the round table – hopes at least 2,500 runners of all abilities will sign up.
He said: “The money raised from the Wright Hassall Regency Run makes a life-changing ripple effect throughout Leamington’s community all year round, so we are delighted to be able to open entries for this year’s run amid all of the uncertainty caused by the pandemic.
“If the event is cancelled due to covid like last year, then we will again be offering entrants the choice of donating their fee to a charitable cause or receiving a refund.
“The fact we managed to raise £15,000 for community causes last year because the vast majority of runners decided not to request a refund underlines both the generosity of people in the town, and just how loved this event is, and we are really grateful for this gesture.
“Since the run began in 2004 we have managed to distribute more than £350,000 of money to charitable causes, and between now and race day we will be highlighting how people’s money is continuing to make a difference to community projects in the town.
“Those that turn up on race day aren’t just doing it for their own health and wellbeing, they’re also making a difference to someone else’s life, and we’d love to be able to hit our target of 2,500 runners this year.”
Visit www.regency10k.co.uk to sign up or find out more.