Weybridge 10k launched
We are proud to have been invited by Weybridge Sports to be the charity partner of their first ever 10k run. Sportsmen and women hoping to participate should put Sunday 5th March 2017 in their diaries and sign up now to secure a place.
Tom Eastwood took over management of the store 18months ago, ensuring the business, which has been in Weybridge High Street for 40 years, had a new lease of life and remained family-owned.
The small team wanted to do something to contribute to the local community and bring a sports buzz to the town and after some research and lots of communication with the Borough Council, determined that it would be feasible to organise a 10k run around the area, for residents to both participate in and turn-out to support on the day.
Runners will be encouraged to run for the hospices who have been named official race charity partner. When talking about his decision, Tom explains:
“We are all local lads and wanted to involve as many local organisations as possible in the race. We researched charities that were nearby, and spoke to our customers, and an overwhelming amount of people suggested that Woking & Sam Beare Hospices were a great cause, worth supporting. We have about 100 people signed up already and are just starting a big promotional drive; we aim to hit the 1000 runner target! We are very proud to be working alongside the team at the Hospices to promote such a wonderful cause and we hope to bring the whole town together on the 5th March for a great day of running and cheering!”
Events Fundraiser Danni Pulido-Lopera is excited about the new event, saying: “They are really great guys and we hope that this event is hugely successful for them. We are thrilled that Woking & Sam Beare Hospices have been chosen as the charity partner, and will be working hard to ensure that as many runners as possible take up a place in the race through TEAM WSB.”
To take part in the race and fundraise for the hospices, call Fundraising on 01483 881752 or email Danni at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Alternatively, to find out more about the race and how you can gain 20% off all items bought in the shop if you are signed up to take part, pop in to see Tom or Charlie in Weybridge Sports, 44 High Street, Weybridge.