Leigh Community 10K

Leigh Community 10K

Event date: 13 August 2017

The first ever Leigh Community 10K has been officially launched with people from across the region encouraged to lace up their running shoes all in the name of charity.

Friends vow to 'Run2Gether' for Wigan and Leigh Hospice

The race, which will take in three laps of a course through Leigh town centre, will be held on Sunday, 13th August 2017.

Participants can sign up now at leigh10k.co.uk with entry fees helping to raise money for Wigan and Leigh Hospice as the partner charity.

Leigh 10k Itinerary


7.30am Registration opens at Leigh Town Hall. Runners should bring their entry confirmation with them when collecting their race number.
9.30am The Leigh Community 10k begins
10.15am Musical entertainment begins on the stage outside Leigh Town Hall
Approx. 11.45am Medals ceremony. Musical entertainment stops while this takes place.
3pm Musical entertainment finishes. The end of the event

Providing entertainment throughout the day will be:
• The Lottery Winners
• Zoe Unsworth
• Wigan Ukelele Club
• The Stetsons
• The Lowtones
• Natalie Kamhiriri

Route
The first section takes in Bradshawgate and Platt Fold Street, then two loops of Chapel Street and Holden Road.

Race Day
Runners should arrive in plenty of time to allow for parking and registration. When you've got your runner number pin your number on your front without folding or covering it - it needs to be seen by the race marshals.
The route to the start point is clearly marked. Line up behind the start line. There will be a few short safety announcements and then the race will start at 9.30am sharp. The route is open to the public but is closed to traffic. We advise that you do not wear iPods or similar devices whilst running for safety reasons.

Water Station & Course Aid
A water station is located at halfway (5k) on the route. Medics are available throughout the course on bikes and at the finish

Slower Runners & Walking
You are welcome to jog or walk the route. If you decide to do this please move as far to the left hand side as possible to allow runners to overtake you.

Prizes
1st Male & 1st Female
£100 Time2run voucher

2nd Male & 2nd Female
£50 Time2run voucher

3rd Male & 3rd Female
£30 Time2run voucher

1st Male & Female veteran over 40
£10 Time2run voucher

1st Male & Female veteran over 45
£10 Time2run voucher

1st Male & Female veteran over 50
£10 Time2run voucher

1st Male & Female veteran over 55
£10 Time2run voucher

1st Male & Female veteran over 60
£10 Time2run voucher

1st Male & Female veteran over 65
£10 Time2run voucher

1st Male & Female veteran over 70
£10 Time2run voucher

The exciting event has been organised through a partnership between Inspiring healthy lifestyles, FCR Events Ltd., Leigh Harriers, Nectar Creative, Wigan and Leigh Hospice and Wigan Council.

All funds raised will go towards our ongoing Counting on Care appeal to raise £50,000 towards the modernisation of our Inpatient Unit.

This is a year-long project to improve our 20-year-old Inpatient Unit which will include:

  • Modernisation of every patient bedroom on the 16-bed IPU which includes new heating, lighting, decor, patio doors, windows and furnishings*
  • An extension which will relocate four of the existing bedrooms and will create a new nurses reception area and office as well as an equipment store and clinic room
  • A second overnight stay room to allow more families to comfortably stay with loved ones
  • Improvements throughout the IPU which adhere to dementia-friendly principles
  • Better lighting, colour-coding and clear signage to help with navigation
  • New artwork showing local scenes from around Wigan and Leigh as conversation points and to stimulate reminiscence
  • Transformation of one bedroom into a bariatric bedroom with additional specialist bathroom
  • New furnishings throughout the public seating areas on the IPU and in the lounge areas
  • Upgrades to bathrooms and W/Cs used by patients and visitors

 Please use: #run2gether #leigh10K

 

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