Haverhill is in training for the first Haverhill Half Marathon and 10k, which takes place on Sunday 11th May 2014 and is being held in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care around Haverhill.
On your marks for Haverhill's first half marathon and 10k, it’s time to pull on those training shoes, because Haverhill is getting ready to host their first ever half-marathon and 10k fun run.
The Haverhill Half Marathon and 10k is being held to raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care, who will be opening a new outreach centre in the town very soon.
Race Director Jack Tappin, said: “Haverhill already has a vibrant athletics scene and it’s a shame the town doesn’t have its own race when neighbouring towns do, so hopefully this will act as a flagship run and become an annual event.”
On Sunday 11th May, the Marathon and 10k will aim to start at 9.30am and they will travel along Recreation Road and Helions Park Avenue, before heading through the town centre.
The half marathon will go through Withersfield and Great Wratting, and finish back in town after going through the golf club and the Chalkstone Estate.
Matthew Hancock, MP for West Suffolk, will start the 10K and is also intending to run the half marathon, which will be started by Cllr Roger André. Matthew Hancock said “The event will unite the community, bringing together people of all ages and abilities, as well as being an enjoyable day out for the whole of Haverhill.”
The entry fee is £16 for the HaverHalf and £12 for the Haver10 and all runners who finish will be presented with a medal and a goody bag. If you pay on the day, each race will cost £2 more and affiliated club runners will pay £2 less. Although the great news is, if participants raise £100 in sponsorship, they can run for free.
Race Director, Jack Tappin, who has lived in Haverhill since 2009, added: “I’m hoping this inaugural event will attract seasoned runners as well as those looking for a step-up having completed 5k fun runs such as the Race For Life. “I also hope lots of people will turn out to cheer on the runners as they head through the town centre at the beginning and indeed throughout the course.”