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Record is broken for Keighley’s BigK 10k entry
Keighley’s BigK 10k is on course to be a record breaker.
About 1,100 people are expected to take part in Sunday’s run and walk, in aid of Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice Manorlands.
“I am absolutely delighted so many people are turning out – it’s the biggest field ever,” said Sue Ryder regional fundraiser Andrew Wood.
“I’d like to thank the sponsors for pushing it to their people, but also want to make a special mention of the many volunteers who are getting involved – we’ll have about 80 marshals from different organisations along the route.
“The support has been fantastic.”
Mr Wood said this year’s event, which starts and finishes at Victoria Park and follows a route around the town, had been boosted with a number of corporate and team entries.
And the Keighley News is among those entering.
Editor Richard Parker, who will be part of the team, said: “The Keighley BigK 10k has become a massively popular event in the town, which raises much-needed funds for a cause that means so much to so many people living locally.
“We are delighted to be involved... if a little worried about making being able to make it to the finish line!”
This year under-11s can also take part, if accompanied by an adult.
Medals will be awarded to category winners and to the individuals, teams and corporate teams raising most money through sponsorship.
To mark Sue Ryder’s 60th anniversary, anyone raising £60 or more will receive complimentary entry to next year’s event and their first name on a bib.
As Sunday’s run and walk coincides with Mother’s Day, each mum crossing the finishing line will also receive a carnation.
Main event sponsors include Leeds City College Keighley Campus, White Rose Volkswagen, Convenience Hire and the Airedale Shopping Centre.
Visit bigk10k.org.uk for updates about entry availability.
- See next week’s Keighley News for a fantastic photos focus from the event.