Registration open for third Leigh Community 10K race

25 Feb 2019 04:40
Published by: Dave Fletcher


The Leigh Community 10K will return to Leigh town centre on Sunday, August 11 with organisers hoping to attract 1,000 runners to sign up. More than 750 people took part in the race last year.

Leigh MP Jo Platt, a key supporter of the event, said: “This event grows year on year.

“It’s a fantastic showcase event for the town and a wonderful example of different groups and individuals coming together.

“Wigan and Leigh Hospice is a remarkable charity which has been providing palliative and end of life care for people for more than three decades.

“They need to raise more than £3.5 million every year in donations and every penny of the profit goes to helping them towards achieving that target.”

Wigan and Leigh Hospice cares for more than 1,000 people with incurable life-limiting illnesses every year.

It also cares for those who are important to patients through bereavement support, counselling and complementary therapy.

Hospice chief executive, Dr Alan Baron, said: “We were delighted to see the Leigh Community 10K grow to over 750 individual runners taking place last year and I hope we can top that in 2019.

“As a charity we receive less than a third of our funding from the NHS so rely on the generosity of our local community to ensure patients and families from across the Borough can continue to access our care and support at the time when it is needed the most.”

Runner, joggers and walkers of all abilities can take part as long as they are aged over 15 on the day. Entry is £17 or £15 if runners are a UK Athletics/ARC Running Club member. To register visit

Participants can also raise funds for a charity of their choice.

The race organisers are Inspiring healthy lifestyles, FCR Events Ltd, Leigh Harriers, Nectar Creative, Rotary Club of Leigh, Time2Run Events, Wigan and Leigh Hospice, and Wigan Council.


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