Posted: 24/01/17 by Rockingham Motor Speedway Ltd
Hundreds of runners will be braving the elements at Rockingham this Sunday (January 29), when the Northamptonshire circuit hosts the ninth annual Lakelands Hospice Brass Monkey 10K/Fun Run.
Now an established date in the winter schedule, the official UKAthletics registered race raises vital funds for the Corby hospice, which provides both support for those living with cancer or other life threatening illnesses and their families.
Last year’s event attracted a record number of entrants with 520 athletes raising thousands of pounds for the charity, and with less than a week to go, organisers are hoping for a similar success.
Participants taking part in the 1.5-mile family fun run will complete just one lap of the UK’s banked oval circuit, while those looking to stretch their legs or post a personal best over 10K will run around the track four times.
Entries into the family fun run costs just £5, while the 10K event is £12 to pre-register (£10 for affiliated athletes) or £15 (£13 for affiliated athletes) on the day. Registration starts from 9am before the family fun run gets underway at 10:30am and the 10K at 11am.
As always, all money raised through this event including entry fees, goes directly to Lakelands Hospice. If you would like to get involved, there is still time to join in the 10K or family fun run by either pre-registering or signing up on the day.
Rockingham Chief Executive, Peter Hardman, added: “We’re proud to provide our continued support for Lakelands Hospice. Families affected by cancer or other life-threatening illnesses face great challenges every day. This event is a great opportunity for people to challenge themselves while supporting patients in our community.”
For more information about the event or to pre-register for either the Brass Monkey 10K or family fun run, visit the Lakelands Hospice website at lakelandshospice.org.uk and click on the fundraising section, or alternatively email PaulMarlow@lakelandsdaycarehospice.org.uk