Gloucester 10k Goes Virtual
The highly successful Gloucester 10K run, which was scheduled to take place this summer has like many events, had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus crisis. But runners need not despair, as the organisers who include a team from Davies and Partners Solicitors working alongside Gloucester Quays Rotary, are determined that the spirit and fundraising benefits of the race will continue via a Virtual 10K event, to take place over the weekend of 4-5 of July.
The Gloucester Virtual 10K will be open and accessible to athletes and amateur runners alike who can enter for £10 as individuals of within corporate teams of four or more. All proceeds will go to Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, which would have benefited from the actual race this year. The Hospice provides fantastic support across the county, but like many charities, the Hospice has been very severely hit by the current crisis, not least due to the lack of fundraising events on which it relies.
The Virtual 10K offers runners complete flexibility, as entrants can tackle the 10K in one run or in shorter bite size segments, running whenever and wherever they want, throughout the weekend.
One of the key features of the race in previous years has been the corporate entries, which Davies and Partners has been delighted to support. There is no cost supplement for corporate entries in the virtual race. The minimum number of runners is four per team at a cost of £10 per person with an optional medal.
In addition, organisers are inviting businesses to sponsor individual accolades with a contribution of £100 plus VAT.
Head of Davies and Partners’ Gloucester Office, Nigel Tillott who is Race Director of the Gloucester 10K said, “This virtual race means many more people can take part in the event. Even the keenest runners can add a competitive element, while ensuring all social distancing rules are maintained, by having virtual races with rivals or interclub.
We are also adding some fun by awarding a series of virtual prizes, or accolades, to recognise a whole host of achievements from the fastest team or individual to the best fancy dress, most inspiring video clip to best landscape, most kilometres completed in excess of 10k and many more. We hope the event will be a lot of fun and will raise much needed funds for the Hospice.”
For further information details about the event visit: https://glos10k.org