Wakefield Hospice 10k wins National Award

Voted Best 10k in the North of England by Runner’s World powered by Let’s Do This

Wakefield’s very own road race has secured a national award. The Wakefield Hospice 10k was recently voted the best 10k road race in the North of England by Runners World, powered by Let’s Do This.

The event takes place annually in March, and following excellent reviews by runners, and hundreds of votes for the event, the Wakefield Hospice events team attended the awards evening at the Queen’s Club in London to collect the award.

In addition to the award itself, the hospice receives £1,000 in prize money and £1,500 in advertising and free promotion for the upcoming Wakefield Hospice 10k on Sunday 29th March 2020.

Jamie Strachan, Events Fundraiser said “2019 was the 24th annual Wakefield Hospice 10k, and in its time the event has raised over £1million for patient care in the Wakefield community. For the hospice to receive this award, voted for by our supporters and the community we serve, is very humbling.”

Helen Knowles, Director of Fundraising at Wakefield Hospice who attended the awards evening with Jamie said “We set up the Wakefield Hospice 10k many years ago with Maggie Still and Ron Needham, and each year the event has grown and grown. It was one of the first 10ks in the North of England, and we held the European 10k record for many years thanks to Luka Cherono’s incredible 27.57 run in 1997.  The event is what it is because of our community, including all the residents who are inconvenienced each year when we hold the event. Their patience is greatly appreciated. A big thank you has to go to our event sponsors who have invested so much in the event over the years, our runners, volunteers, supporters and staff who have been involved in the event during the last 24 years. This award is dedicated to the patients and their families who we serve”.

Early bird entry is now open for the Wakefield Hospice 10k in 2020. Discounted entry closes on Sunday 10th November. Sign up now for the award winning local race at www.wakefieldhospice.org/events or call 01924 331406.