Regency gains new support as runners race for charity

A leading figure in the Round Table will get this year's Regency Run started for thousands of runners.

Regency Run. Picture by Jamie Gray
Regency Run. Picture by Jamie Gray
Regency Run. Picture by Jamie Gray

Jon Hill, who chairs the Leamington and District group will welcome competitors and fire the starting pistol to set off the 10k road race.

Last year, 2,000 people crossed the start line, and organisers of this year’s event hope to welcome even more runners.

The race will kick off at 9am from Newbold Terrace East on Sunday April 17, taking in the streets, Newbold Comyn and finishing in Mill Gardens.

A 1.2km junior race for children under 16 will also be held at 10.15.

Now in its 12th year, the run is sponsored by Wright Hassall and organisers have once again teamed up with British Blind Sport.

Speaking about the day, Jon said: “It’s an absolute pleasure to open this year’s Wright Hassall Regency Run, which we hope will be bigger than ever.

“I’ve always followed the run and it’s been so interesting watching it grow each year.

“The junior run is also a great addition to the whole day, allowing children to take part in a wonderful day and all for a great cause.”

Mark Chambers from the charitable organisation thanked organisers and the community for helping make the race such a success.

He said: “It is great to see everyone getting involved and showing their support. There is always a great feel-good atmosphere, so it should be a fantastic day.

“We hope it will encourage more people to join in and get involved in raising funds for a worthy cause.”

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