THE RACE is on to sign up for a popular annual run in Leamington which raises vital cash for charity.
The Wright Hassall Leamington Regency 10k Run has raised more than £400,000 for local causes since it launched in 2005, and returns for its 18th year on Sunday April 10.
People are being invited to kick start the New Year by signing up for the challenge, with just days left to grab a discounted ‘early bird’ ticket offer which runs until February 1.
Phil Wilding, managing partner of Leamington law-firm Wright Hassall, said: “Not only is it a course that keen or budding runners alike can enjoy, it is also raising important money for good causes in our local area.”
Organised by Leamington Round Table, the event starts at 9am and will be opened by Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Heavyweight Boxer Lewis Williams.
Starting at Newbold Terrace East, the multi-terrain route heads anti-clockwise around Newbold Comyn, before heading back into the town centre, taking in Victoria Park and Jephson Gardens, and then finishing at Mill Gardens.
Sam Tyler of Leamington Round Table, and this year’s race director, added: “There’s already been a great response to this year’s event since tickets went on sale.
“We can’t wait to see the streets of Leamington filled with cheering friends and family again this year and look forward to seeing as many entrants as possible.”
All entrants will receive a medal and a t-shirt, with a cash prize for first, second and third placed male and female runners, while trophies will also be awarded to teams and age category winners.
A standard ticket costs £24 and is available until the day of the event, although early bird tickets cost £22.
Additional sponsorship for charity can be donated to the Leamington Round Table.
Visit www.regency10k.co.uk for further information on the event, how to donate, and ticket details.