Record numbers turn out for Letchworth’s Greenway Challenge
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A record number of runners turned out for Letchworth’s Greenway Challenge on Sunday – with almost £5,000 raised for Garden House Hospice Care in the process.
The annual half marathon event saw 280 runners complete the challenge, which took in a full circuit of the garden city’s Greenway footpath.
Once again organised by North Herts Road Runners, members helped marshal the 13.1-mile course as well as turning their hands to baking homemade cakes to raise £250 for the hospice in Letchworth.
All finishers received a medal provided by Letchworth-based Trisports and further support came from Letchworth-based printers Phillips Digital, who provided the race numbers free of charge.
Race director Lindsay Cook said: “What a great day. We had runners of all abilities tackling the Greenway Challenge – many running their first-ever half marathon. It was fantastic to see everyone finishing happy, if a little tired, and we were delighted to raise so much money for a great local cause.”
Next up for NHRR is the return of Run Round the Garden – Letchworth’s only town centre running event.
The races – over distances of 5k, one mile, plus a one-mile fun run for all ages – will be held on Sunday, June 17. Roads including Leys Avenue , Eastcheap and the Broadway will be closed to traffic, providing a unique opportunity for runners of all abilities to race in the heart of the garden city.
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The event was first held in 2016 by NHRR and is back by popular demand.
The 5k will start at 10am, followed by the one-mile event at 11am and the fun run closing a great morning of running at 11.3a0am.
The fun run will be free to enter, the 5k will cost £8 and the mile event will be £4. There is a discount price of £10 for those keen enough to enter the 5k and one-mile double challenge.
For full details and to enter online visit www.nhrr.org.uk/run-round-the-garden.html.