Just thought I’d like to tell you about the Centre’s Huntingdon 10k charity run on June 16th. I’m Jane Morris, one of the race organisers and have been involved along with my husband Bob Hulstrom right from the first race in June 2010, when we started with 250 runners for which we were thrilled to bits.
Steadily the race has gained its own momentum and this year was its fourth year when we had almost 800 entries and our 3K run had over 250 entries.
The monies raised go to local charities, this year’s charities are:
Our aim is to encourage people back to exercise and help them to improve their level of health, wellness and fitness, as well as raising monies for local charities.
Every year we have people who are new to running but want to use it as an opportunity to raise money for their local charity and the race gives them a vehicle to do that. Many of those who have done this then continue to run after the event with some joining their local running clubs.
For me there’s nothing more pleasing than seeing the look of elation when they cross that finish line and people’s sense of real achievement. That’s what makes all that work for us race organisers for 9 months of the year all worthwhile! Even several of our patients here at the clinic signed up and completed their first 10K run and loved it!