Runners ready for annual Garden City 10

PUBLISHED: 17:22 24 September 2011

The 28th running of the ‘Garden City 10’, the premier annual road race in the Welwyn Hatfield district is set to take place tomorrow (Sunday) - and you can still register to run on the day, before 10am.

The 10-mile event is organised by Garden City Runners and sponsored again this year by local pharmaceutical company Roche Products Ltd.

Isabel Hospice will be the benefiting worthy cause.

The runners will be sent on their way at 10.30am from Sir Frederic Osborn School by Grant Shapps MP and will cover a two-lap, mainly traffic free route around the Panshanger area of town.

Prizes will be presented after the race by the Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield.

Chairman of Garden City Runners, Dick Meredith, said: “The Garden City 10 is our flagship event and a huge amount of work is being invested to ensure its success once again.

“We’ve seen some really impressive performances from international runners over the years.

“But this event is as much about runners and joggers of all abilities taking part, having fun and doing their best. “All participants, usually a field of around 500, will be issued with a ‘chip timer’ so that they can get an accurate record of their time after the race.

“We are also once again staging 1km fun run for the children.

“Medals will be presented to all finishers in both runs.

“There’s plenty for spectators and supporters to see too, as they only need to walk a short distance to view the Garden City 10 at a number of key points.”

Medals and goody bags will be issued to all finishers in the 10 Mile Race.

A number of spot prizes will also be awarded

The race has raised more than £40,000 for local charities over the years.

Among those that have benefited include Hornbeams Day Centre, Isabel Hospice, Riding for the Disabled, the Willow Foundation and the Keech Hospice.

Entries on the day are possible at the school on race morning, before 10am.

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