The Great Wrexham Road Runner is coming back to Wrexham on Sunday 6 April 2014. Due to the overwhelming success of the first event in 2013 which saw over 400 participants taking part, the Spring 10k running event will continue in 2014 in aim of raising funds for Nightingale House Hospice which provides palliative care services to adults within the North East Wales region.
The 10k closed road run will start and finish at Queensway International Stadium, Wrexham (LL13 8UH). The route will follow an entire closed road course giving participants the unique opportunity to run on the roads without the worry of traffic. The final 400metres of the race will also endure a lap of the athletics track to the finish line where supporters can greet loved ones.
This event has been affiliated to the Welsh Athletics Association and the course has been marked as accurate (as of 2012). Registration for UK Athletics affiliated runners is £13 and for non affiliated runners is £15. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.
This event is raising funds for Nightingale House Hospice and all monies raised will go directly towards funding palliative care services at the hospice for local patients in need of care and support. For more information please visit www.nightingalehouse.co.uk
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Nightingale House Hospice
Nightingale House Hospice provides specialist palliative care services, completely free of charge, to people across Wrexham, Flintshire, East Denbighshire, the A494 corridor to Barmouth, and the borders, including Oswestry, Ellesmere, Wem and Whitchurch.
In 2014 it will cost more than £2.6 million to run the Hospice – this equates to more than £7,200 per day. Since only 19% of this comes from the Local Health Board, it is only enough funding to support the Hospice for 69 days, the hospice therefore greatly relies on the generosity of the communities it serves to raise the additional funding for the remaining 296 days of the year.