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Gloucester 10k goes ahead - virtually

Like so many other events this year, the Gloucester 10k, due to take place in July, has had to be cancelled. But now organisers are hoping runners will sign up for a virtual race.

Gloucester Quays Rotary has set up the virtual event to raise funds for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, which would have been the main beneficiary from this year's event.

Organisers would like to see as many people as possible taking part on the weekend of 4th and 5th July - whether or not you were signed up for the original event. You can walk or run as fast or slow as you like - you can even complete your 10k in your garden or on a running machine.

Nigel Tillott, director of Davies and Partners solicitors and founder of the Gloucester 10k run, said: "The idea is to get as many involved as possible, both serious runners with some friendly rivalries and the social runners. The virtual race format allows a lot of flexibility in this regard.

"Here at Davies and Partners, we are keen to carry on supporting the corporate race and are looking for teams of four and also businesses which may wish to support an accolade category, with all proceeds going to Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

"I was really disappointed we had to cancel this years run, but this is hopefully going to be just as much fun and of course raise much needed funds for such a good cause."

Participants need to observe social distancing rules and be sure that they can complete their chosen course safely.

It costs £10 to enter, to include an optional medal. Results will be published online, with accolades for the speedy and the not-so-speedy participants.

Register for your place here https://glos10k.org 

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