21 February 2017

The Hemel 10k’s Heroic Return

Why not embrace the warmer weather and get running?  If you need an addedA family affair at the Hemel 10k incentive, the Hemel 10k and 1.5k Superhero fun run is set to return to Astley Cooper School, Hemel Hempstead on Sunday 9 July. Registration is now open for runners and Superheroes alike who want to get the date in their diaries.

Last year this lively event, organised by Rennie Grove Hospice Care, saw just under 500 people take part, many taking the form of their favourite Superheroes including the likes of Wonder Woman, Captain America and even Banana Man.

The charity is hoping that this year’s event will raise £20,000 to help fund their £7.2million annual running costs. Rennie Grove provides 24/7 responsive care and support to local patients with cancer and other life-limiting illness and their families. With just 14% of funding coming from the NHS, the charity relies heavily on sponsored events such as the Hemel 10k.

Gillian Barnett, Director of Fundraising and Marketing says: “Not only is this a great run for seasoned runners as well as beginners on their first 10k, it’s also the perfect way to get the kids into being active. The 1.5k Superhero fun run is just brilliant.  With all the Superhero films that are out at the moment, there is no shortage of heroic figures from which to choose!”

The multi-terrain 10k route is open to those aged 12 and over for £20 and the 1.5k fun run costs £5 and is open to all ages with under-fives going free. 

Shine up your Iron Man suit and set your Spidey senses tingling; sign up today at www.renniegrove.org/hemel10k