Garden City Runners promise carnival atmosphere for 'biggest' Welwyn 10K ever

PUBLISHED: 11:37 04 June 2018 | UPDATED: 11:59 04 June 2018

Garden City Runners are hoping the 2018 version of the Welwyn 10K is even better than the 2017 vintage. Picture: STEVE O'SULLIVAN PHOTOGRAPHY

Garden City Runners are hoping the 2018 version of the Welwyn 10K is even better than the 2017 vintage. Picture: STEVE O'SULLIVAN PHOTOGRAPHY

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A carnival atmosphere has been promised for what organisers are calling the "biggest" Welwyn 10K ever.

It will be the fifth running of the race which will be a key component of the Welwyn Festival.

Held on June 24 and organised by Garden City Runners, as many as 750 runners will congregate at Singlers Marsh before tackling a scenic circular road course through the town and neighbouring villages.

The event also incorporates a 2K fun run with team prizes for Welwyn Hatfield schools.

Race director Craig Stephenson said: “Last year there was an entry of 675, and so in view of the event’s popularity we decided to increase it this year.

“There will be a special commemorative medal, as well as a T-Shirt for all finishers.

“The design for both draws heavily on a defining point in the history of Welwyn.”

He also thanked key sponsors HRJ Foreman Laws and Bellway, who have been supporting the event for four and two years respectively.

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