22nd May 2018

Runners hit the streets on hottest day of year

Hundreds of runners turned out in glorious sunshine to take on the Worcester Full and Half Marathon.

The popular race – which is now in its seventh year – took place on Sunday, May 20, and followed a course through the beautiful Worcestershire countryside, starting and finishing at Sixways Stadium, near Worcester.

St Richard’s Hospice was the beneficiary charity for this year’s event – while a number of runners also took on fundraising for the hospice too.

So far, more than £5,000 has been raised for St Richard’s which will help support the free care it provides to patients, their loved ones and bereaved people across Worcestershire.

Alison Parkes, Fundraiser at St Richard’s, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in the Worcester Full and Half Marathon – including all the fantastic volunteers.  You were all amazing!”

The Worcester Full and Half Marathon is organised by Tempo Events and sponsored by Hewett Recruitment.  With their support, St Richard’s has raised more than £45,000 since the race was launched.

Those interested in their next running challenge are invited to join the hospice team, for the Worcester City Half Marathon and 10K on Sunday 16 September; places are limited to 10 places for each distance with runners receiving 10% off their entry fee as well as a free running t-shirt or vest; for further information please visit https://www.strichards.org.uk/event/worcester-city-10k-half-marathon/ .

The hospice also has one place left for the Great North Run on Sunday 9 September, the world’s biggest half marathon; runners are required to raise a minimum of £750.  Further information is available at https://www.strichards.org.uk/event/great-north-run/.