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Town centre to host big race

Posted onPosted on 13th May
Town centre to host big race

Mansfield town centre is to be the venue for a major road race — organised by experts involved in the now defunct Mansfield Half Marathon for more than 15 years.

The Reach Mansfield 10k will be held on Sunday, 23rd August from 9.30am and give people the chance to raise money for charity.

The main organiser, Anna Joyce, of Reach Learning Disability — which supports people with learning difficulties — said: “This has been a long time in the planning, but it has all been worthwhile.

“With great support from Mansfield District Council, Nottinghamshire Police, the highways department at Nottinghamshiure County Council and the Mansfield town centre team, we are now in a position to start accepting entries.”

The race route consists of two 5k circuits of the town centre, starting at Titchfield Park at 9.30am, with the finish in the Market Place.

The event has been backed by Nottingham-based event specialists Perfect Motion, which is responsible for races around the country including the annual Cycle Live and Great Notts Bike Ride.

The Mansfield race is a result of a collaboration between Reach, Mansfield 2020’s Business Development group, Mansfield Harriers and Mansfield District Council.

Mansfield 2020’s operations manager, Caroline Cox, said: “This is a unique route that will showcase what we have to offer.

“We know this will bring hundreds of people into our town centre, either to run or to watch.”
Harriers chairman Pat Carlan said: “If we secure the interest, we are hoping this race will become a permanent annual fixture on the town’s event calendar.

“There are enormously successful 10k events in places like Derby and Lincoln.

“At just over six miles, a 10k is achievable by many who may not be able to tackle a half or a full marathon.

“The event is a perfect fit for the town’s health and wellbeing strategy and the race has already been chosen to become the Notts AAA County Championship for 2015.”

This event hopes to raise tens of thousands of pounds for local charities.

Anyone wanting to sponsors the race should contact Caroline Cox on 01623 422010.

Anyone interested in volunteering on the race day or leading up to the event should contact Anna Joyce on 01623 819066.

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For further information, contact Anna Joyce on 01623 819066.