This is the 7th year of the Huntingdon 10K, held at Alconbury Weald. The Huntingdon 10K started as just one race, but has now become a race for all ages and abilities, with a 3K, and 1K to add into the mix. Even spectators are kept busy in the Spectator Village whilst waiting for loved one and friends to finish their event.
It’s a friendly running event with a complete mix of people taking part, from those who have never taken part in a running event before to competitive club runners, held on Father’s Day, so it makes a good morning out for families to be both exercised and entertained.
This year is no different to the previous two were we have both team and individual prizes with the 3K and 1K also having school shields encouraging schools to get involved, great for getting the kids into action and forming a team with their peers. We even have our own Racebob, both as race director and his friendly larger than life mascot Race Bob, who likes to run along with the kids cheering them on!
The event is organized by the Huntingdon 10K Charitable Trust (reg. no. 1152384) and its purpose is to encourage people to take up healthy activity and raise money for local good causes. Last year we raised £13,000 to help a range of local charities and non-profit making organisations.This year the local supported causes are HCCN Huntingdon Community Cancer Network, Action for Children, The Upside Down Sports Club Cornerstone Pregnancy Advice Centre, Alconbury Thursday Club (part of CARESCO), SERV, Godmanchester Rovers Youth Football Club (girl’s team) and Huntingdon Youth Theatre.
Here at the Centre we have played a pivotal role in the developing and organizing this event as both myself (Jane) and my husband (Bob) – hence Racebob, started the race back in 2010, now work alongside a well-oiled team made up of friends and colleagues and fellow runners. Many of the practitioners here at the Centre have, over the years, been involved in a range of ways, from suppling physio advice and information, providing the warm up prior to the start of the race to actually taking part in the race.
However this race needs the support of as many people as we can get in a number of ways. So if you think you’d like to take up a challenge on 19th June sign up now for one of our races. If you don’t want to run but can spare a few hours Sunday morning you could come along and marshal for us, we need plenty of those, and without which we wouldn’t be able to hold the event. If you have a friend or family member who is running in a race, you could marshal while you wait, or just come along and support them and take a look in the Spectator village marquee and see what’s on offer. There are activities for kids such as Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, plus refreshments and many stalls etc. Just think it’s a chance for the family to run with Dad!
If you are interested why not take a look at the race website: www.hunts10K.org.uk
If you feel that you would like to talk to someone about the race or you could help me with as a marshal I’d be very grateful, my contact email for that is firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at the Centre 01480 455221.
Or download our race leaflet below.