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Entries have opened for Leamington Spa’s annual charity 10k race

Entries have opened for the Wright Hassall Regency 10k Run, Leamington Spa’s annual charity race which will be held on 2 April.

Famed for its scenic paths and inclusivity of runners of all skill levels due to its predominantly flat course, the Leamington 10k draws in thousands of runners each year.

The course provides runners with many opportunities to achieve personal bests. Last year, Richard Simkiss was the first over the finishing line winning the 10k race with a time of thirty-three minutes and eight seconds.

The run has been organised by the Leamington Round Table. They are a group of men aged 18 – 45 who are primarily focused on organising socials however, the Leamington 10k run and the Santa’s Sleigh collections are the group’s main charity fundraisers.

The Leamington Round Table will also be using the event to commemorate the 70-year anniversary since the organisation’s formation.

This will be the 13th annual run and proceeds raised will be donated to local causes and charities.

As all the costs for the run have been covered by sponsors, all contributions will go directly to charities. The 10k run has a wide range of sponsors but their main sponsor is Wright Hassall, a local Law firm.

Since the Wright Hassall Regency Run started, the event has raised over £250,000 for the local community.

Each year the 10k run aims to support different charities, some are local while others are bigger national charities. The Round Table’s partner charity, Leamington-based Helping Hands, will be benefit from the funds raised by the run.

However, this year’s official charity is British Blind Sport who work to enable blind and partially sighted people have the same opportunities as sighted people to access and enjoy sport and recreational activities in the UK.

Participants have been actively encouraged to join the British Blind Sport team by selecting that they are running on behalf of the charity as they book their place for the run.

According to a statement by one of the organisers of the run to the Leamington Courier: “Since the Wright Hassall Regency Run started, the event has raised over £250,000 for the local community”

Alongside the 10k run, there will also be the Regency 1K Kids Fun organised by the charity Kids Run Free. This event is running for its third consecutive year and will be open to all children under 16 years old.


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