03 May 2016

Sign up now for the Hemel 10K

Rachel and Nick Molnar with bat girls Beverley Wymer and Phoebe MolnarFollowing the success of last year’s launch, the Hemel 10K will return on Sunday 10 July and online registration is now open for those who want to get the date in their running diaries.

The fundraiser, which is organised by local charity Rennie Grove Hospice Care, saw more than 500 runners taking part in 2015, and raised £25,000. It’s hoped that this year’s event raises even more to support local patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families, and there’s an added incentive for participants to raise sponsorship.

As well as helping with promotion and doing the warm-up on the day, Dacorum Sports Trust has supplied a prize for the highest fundraiser: an annual gym membership worth over £400, which can be used at Sportspace Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Longdean.

Elise Hyslop, Marketing and Communications Director at Dacorum Sports Trust, says: “We are delighted to be supporting such a high profile event for Rennie Grove. A 10km distance is great for both seasoned runners and beginners who want to set themselves a goal, and we really hope this year even more people will be tempted to join in!”

The Hemel 10K is a challenging multi-terrain course, both on and off road, which is open to anyone aged 14+. Participants of all abilities are welcome, and chip timing offers everyone the chance to try and set a personal best time. It is £20 to enter, which includes chip timing, a technical t-shirt, a medal, water at stations along the route, and snacks at the finish line.

Back by popular demand, will be a 1.5K Superhero Fun Run too, where participants of all ages can take part for only £5 per person, dressed as their favourite superhero!

Find out more, view a route map, and sign up here or call 01442 820740 for more information.