After the success of the inaugural event in 2014, organisers of the Worcester City 10K are hopeful that their innovative combination of races - which includes Run-Bike-Run and Young Athletes Run - will result in an even higher turnout this September.
The weekend of festivities, scheduled for Sunday 20 September has been planned in partnership with Worcester City Council and athletics legend Steve Cram, who heads Events of the North. All three races received positive feedback in their debut year, with courses designed to take in many of Worcester’s iconic landmarks.
Steve Cram comments: “We were delighted with how everything went last year. Working closely with Worcester City Council, we staged three races that were a pleasure to be involved in as either participant or supporter. Worcester offers a stunning backdrop and the enthusiasm generated on the day by everyone was great to see.
“After such a positive experience in 2014, we are very excited about the potential to grow the events this year, and make them even better. I am sure that runners and cyclists of all ages and abilities will be signing up very soon and look forward to cheering them along the route on 20th September.”
The Worcester 10K also marked the return to racing of British athletics icon Paula Radcliffe, The marathon world record holder finished an impressive third in the women’s race, which was won by local rising star Jenny Nesbitt.
Organisers are offering ‘early bird’ discounts for places on the Worcester events, which are now open. Places on the Worcester City 10K cost £23 for unaffiliated runners (£21 for affiliated) until 5 March.