The Mary Ann Evans Hospice are delighted to announce that they have been selected as the nominated local Charity for the 2017 BADGERS Atherstone 10K, which takes place on Sunday 27th August!

BADGERS Atherstone 10K

The 10K race, now in its 4th year, is hosted by the BADGERS, a UKA affiliated running club in North Warwickshire and is centred on the pretty market town of Atherstone. The event promises to offer a challenging course, taking in the beautiful North Warwickshire countryside including exclusive access through the private Merevale Estate. The race starts on Long Street and finishes in historic Market Square, providing a number of public houses and cafes looking forward to welcoming runners and spectators.

Mary Ann Evans Hospice Fundraiser, Natalie Smith, said “The hospice are really proud to have been selected to partner this fantastic event, which typically sees around 600 runners take to the pretty, but challenging route. The BADGERS were keen to engage a local charity, where funds raised in profit from the event can be spent locally, and the hospice definitely fits the bill! The funds raised will go towards providing exceptional levels of care and support to those living with life-limiting illness, their families and their carers in the local area. We’re excited to cheer runners on during the day and hold a merchandise stall at the end of the race”.

Nivette Mullan, Race Director and Chair for the BADGERS Atherstone 10K said “Established to raise funds for local charities, the BADGERS Atherstone 10k are proud to be supporting the Mary Ann Evans Hospice.  After meeting with the hospice team and witnessing the warmth, care and support offered, we are confident of building a strong relationship with the charity and helping to raise much needed funds for many years to come”.

The ethos of the BADGERS running club will be central to this event, offering friendly supportive running for all abilities. With a generous cut-off time, appropriately closed roads and massive support from both the local council and commercial enterprise, the BADGERS promise a memorable event.

Entries are open NOW at www.badgersatherstone10k.co.uk/enter-the-race. Why not get sponsored to take part? Contact Natalie.Smith2@geh.nhs.uk or call 024 7686 5439 for an information pack and sponsor forms!