03 June 2016

Sign up for HERTS 10K challenge

Our flagship fundraiser ​returns on the 9 October to Harpenden. The event, whichthousands of runners celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, has raised more than £1 million for Rennie Grove’s range of services supporting patients and their families affected by life-limiting illness. 

The HERTS 10K attracts many repeat participants year after year wanting to beat their previous time, but it isn’t just for experienced runners.  With swathes of enthusiastic supporters, cheerful volunteer marshals throughout the multi-terrain course and a crucial local cause as an incentive, the HERTS 10K can be the perfect introduction for first-timers too.

Harpenden resident Mike Palmer has taken part eight times previously, but appreciates the course’s suitability for 10K novices: “A 10K is a great distance for someone who isn’t a serious runner or who is just starting out, and most can do it with a bit of training,” he said. If you start now and gradually increase your distance over the coming months, you’ll be well-prepared by October.

“What’s great about the Herts 10K is that it’s open to a wide age group and all capabilities. It’s a really scenic route with great views too, and there are marshals stationed along the route who offer lots of encouragement as you run past. It’s a brilliant event and I’ve really enjoyed taking part, and there’s always been a real sense of achievement when I cross the finish line.”

To sign up and start fundraising for this year’s Herts 10K, please visit www.herts10k.com