This Sunday’s fifth Bridgnorth 10k race is set to be bigger and better than ever….
The annual event, which starts at 11am, was fully subscribed by July and is so popular organisers have increased the number of places to 400.
The event is organised by Bridgnorth Running Club, who provide around 100 marshals for the race.
“People seem to love it and come from all over the region to take part. It’s a challenging road race which starts and finishes at our iconic Town Hall and it is well organised and well supported by local people,” said Scott Mathers,
“Runners particularly appreciate the specially-commissioned Bridgnorth medal they get, together with a goodie bag, on finishing. We also have prizes for top three male and female winners.
“Most of our participants come from outside the town and many of them stay for the afternoon, enjoying lunch here with friends and family, so we know that the 10k gives a real boost to the local economy,”
The route does an anti clockwise loop of the town, taking in Riverside, Castle Walk, Ludlow Rd and the bypass, finishing with a sprint up Railway St.
The Bridgnorth Brownies are overseeing a water station at the half way point at the bottom of Ludlow Road and the last runner is expected at around 12.30pm.
“This year we’re raising money for League of Friends of Bridgnorth Hospital, to mark 70 years of the NHS, and Royal British Legion to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War,” Scott explained.
The High St is closed from 6am until approximately 2:30pm.
Here’s a copy of the route so everyone can come out and cheer on the runners, and please be patient with competitors and marshals if there are any delays….
The race is sponsored by Craven Dunnill and supported by many other local businesses.