ENTRIES to the third annual Rotherham 10K are now up and running — and people of all abilities are being urged to get a jog on.
Clifton Park will once again host the town centre run on Sunday, May 17, which will also feature a one-mile fun run.
This week, the new-look Rotherham 10K website was launched at www.rotherham10K.com, where online entry forms can be found.
Last year, 450 people took part in the 10K and more than 200 children and adults completed the fun run.
Age UK Rotherham will once again be the beneficiaries after nearly £2,500 was raised for the charity in 2019.
Organiser and marathon runner Ray Matthews said: “We are asking people to get involved and help to not only give a motivational boost to Rotherham town centre, but to also help support the care of the older people who live here.”
The run is being supported by the Advertiser as part of its Fighting Fit campaign which aims to reduce obesity rates, bring in funding for sports clubs and increase participation in exercise.
Ray said around 1,500 people had so far taken part in the 10K over the past two years and both events had been blessed with sunny weather and a great family atmosphere.
Age UK Rotherham ambassador Ray added: “This year’s aims to be bigger and better and you’ll be joining with an energetic group of individuals and partners who are committed to creating an annual event that encourages the health and wellbeing of everyone in the community.”
Businesses are being sought to battle it out for the Corporate Cup and schools can go head-to-head to compete for the inter-primary School Challenge Trophy.
Fellow organiser and Rotherham Harriers secretary Steve Gaines said: “We hope for lots of spectators — both in Clifton Park and around the course.
“There will be activities and refreshments so people can stay and have an enjoyable day afterwards in the park.”
The format for this year’s event has been slightly changed.
The start time of the 10K race has been brought forward to 10am, with the fun run following at noon. The courses for both remain unchanged.
Entry to the Rotherham 10K is £14 for affiliated club runners and £18 for unaffiliated runners, fun run entry is £5.