Through a combination of entry fees and sponsorship, the event has so far raised almost £38,000 with donations still coming in.
The annual event, that takes places on the grounds of Rothamsted Research, is now in its 18th year with many runners returning year after year to enjoy the scenic course and support hospice care in the local area.
Repeat runners were encouraged to don a t-shirt from a previous year’s race on the day, to show their support for the event and to aid our sustainability ambitions.
Among this year’s runners was Prema from Harpenden. After the race she said:
“Wow, what a fantastic event! The sun was shining and it felt like a nice summer’s day. The atmosphere before the race was incredible. You could feel that everybody was buzzing with excitement and positive energy. After the group warm up we were off through the peaceful fields and country lanes of our beautiful local countryside.
“I am no Mo Farah! I wasn't here to break any speed records, I was here to raise awareness and funds for this wonderful charity. It was an exhilarating feeling to cross the finish line knowing that my small contribution would make a difference to someone’s life.”
Emma Stewart, Event Manager at Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care, said:
“It was wonderful to see so many local people supporting this year’s event. Every penny raised through entry fees and sponsorship is used to provide care and support for local people who are living with a progressive life-limiting illness. I’d like to say a big thank you to every runner, sponsor and supporter who made this year’s event a huge success.
“The event wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our amazing sponsors PB Donoghue, Plowman Craven and Allsopp Estate Agents. We would also like to say a huge thank you to Lawrence Levy for continuing to support the event and to Lee Partridge for his great compering again this year!”
The results of this year’s race are:
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