27 Aug 2015

Run Norwich 10K: Good luck to everyone taking part


It’s now just a matter of days before the starter’s gun sets 3,800 runners on their way through city centre streets for the inaugural Run Norwich 10k.

The event, sponsored by BT MyDonate, aims to support local causes.

Runners are being encouraged to fundraise for four official race charities - Norwich City’s Community Sports Foundation, Norwich Age UK, Nelson’s Journey and Norfolk Accident Rescue Service.

Home run

BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey will be lacing up his trainers for his first ever 10k - and he’ll be running through his home city.

Says Jake: “The reason for this madness is that I’d like to prove that I can do it, but also because I passionately believe that sport can change lives.”

“I’m really looking forward to taking part in the inaugural Run Norwich 10k around my home city and I will be trying to raise funds for the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation, of which I’m really proud to be a trustee. The foundation helps thousands of people every year to reach their potential. From two to 92, we are here for anyone and everyone.”

Commission free and easy

Sponsoring Jake, who fully admits to not being an athlete despite presenting sport on TV for a number of years, couldn’t be easier via his BT MyDonate fundraising page.

Ian Thornton, Community Sports Foundation director, and one of the event’s organisers, adds: “We were delighted when BT MyDonate came on board as main sponsor and official fundraising platform for Run Norwich. It’s important to us that as much money as possible goes to this year’s four official race charities so MyDonate was a great fit.”

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