Get set for Willow 10k at Hatfield House

PUBLISHED: 11:59 03 September 2011 | UPDATED: 20:07 07 September 2011

Bob Wilson with 10k runners

Bob Wilson with 10k runners

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TAKE the opportunity to get fit an d feel good at the third annual Willow 10k at Hatfield House next month.

Willow 10k Facts

Race starts 11am

☛ Line up begins 10.55am. First runners expected back 11.35am – last walkers through 12.45pm

☛ Mass warm up with GL14’s Martin Oakey starts 10.40am (expect fancy dress)

☛ Write your reason for running and hang it from a ribbon on the Memory Tree

☛ Entry £15

☛ Deadline for entries 30th September

☛ Runners and walkers welcome

☛ Enter on your own or as a team – prize for the largest team

☛ Or come along and join Bob Wilson to support participants as a cheerleader for the Willow Foundation

☛ Massages available pre-race to loosen muscles or for weary legs afterwards

☛ Chip timing available for the first time for competitive runners to log their time accurately

☛ Goody bag and medal for all participants

☛ For more information or to apply for a place visit www.willowfoundation.org.uk/willow10K or telephone 01707 259777

On October 9, enjoy running, jogging or walking the distance with friends and family for a very special cause. However you participate, every step and penny raised in sponsorship will make a positive difference to the lives of 16 to 40-year-olds living with a life threatening illness.

Willow’s first two 10k runs were a great success, with more than 1,000 people taking part and raising an incredible £65,000 for the Old Hatfield-based national charity.

This year’s 10k promises to be another fun event with more than 700 places available.

Every runner will receive a medal and goody bag. There will also be an energetic warm-up on the day, music from JackFM playing on the course and the Willow team will be there to cheer you on.

Co-founder Bob Wilson said: “This is our third Willow 10k and is such a popular event in a fabulous location. “Special days provide an opportunity to escape reality and take precious time to create lasting memories for not only those who are ill, but for their loved ones too. We want to raise even more money this year so get involved and make a difference.”

New for 2011 is the team challenge, open to schools, colleges, businesses, community groups, or any other group – with the largest group to take part on the day winning a team prize.

That’s where you come in.

We want readers from all over Welwyn Hatfield and Potters Bar to join the Welwyn Hatfield Times team this year. We’re determined to have more team members than our JackFM rivals who are also entering the race – so please help us!

Welwyn Hatfield Times editor Terry Mitchinson is a founder trustee of the charity and has pledged to take part, though he reckons he won’t be doing much running.

He said: “For my part it’ll be more of a brisk stroll, but even so I hope to get support from friends, family and readers for this very worthy cause.

“I hope others will get in touch and join the Welwyn Hatfield Times team.”


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