Leamington run celebrates its 20th anniversary - The Leamington Observer

Leamington run celebrates its 20th anniversary

A HIGHLIGHT of Leamington’s running calendar celebrates its 20th anniversary next year.

The Wright Hassall Regency 10k Run will return on Sunday April 7 – once again organised by the Leamington Round Table.

The event has become synonymous with Leamington since it was founded in 2004, emerging as a popular course for running clubs and fundraisers alike.

Over the years it has helped to raise more than £440,000 for local good causes ranging from charities to community groups.

And to celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Leamington Round Table and Wright Hassall are giving away 20 free places, with each winner also receiving a commemorative t-shirt.

Entrants must simply outline in 100 words or less why they want to take part in the event and what makes it so special, sending their answer to [email protected] before the competition closes on December 20. Winners will be chosen by the organisers and informed by email on December 22.

Sam Tyler, from Leamington Round Table and race director for 2024, said: “Twenty years has flown by but each year the event receives unwavering support from the local community, whether its people volunteering as marshals, signing up to run, or cheering on from the sidelines.

“Applications to enter for 2024 open on January 1 and we’re expecting more than 2,500 runners of all ages and abilities to sign up. We are also giving 20 lucky people the chance to run for free to help celebrate our 20th year – good luck to all entering.”

The Wright Hassall Regency 10k Run starts at 10am and takes runners through some of the best parks and gardens Leamington has to offer, starting at Newbold Terrace East and finishing at Mill Gardens, next to Jephson Gardens.

All entrants will receive a medal, with a cash prize for the first, second, and third-placed male and female runners, while trophies will also be awarded to teams and age category winners.

A free 1k Kids Run also starts at 11am.

For more information visit www.regency10k.co.uk

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