Posted 15 February 2011
A charity fun run is being held at Harper Adams next month and anyone who wants to work up a sweat for some good causes can register to take part now!
The Five10Run is being organised by the University College based in Edgmond, near Newport Shropshire, in conjunction with the third farmer’s market.
Harper Adams has taken over the organisation of the run from local group ‘Edgeahead’ and those taking part will have a choice of a 5k or 10k to run, walk or jog at the event on Sunday, March 27.
The Five10Run will be raising money for the Lewis Smith Memorial Fund, Severn Hospice and Farms for City Children.
Runners taking part in the 10km race will set off at 11am and the 5km race will starts at 11.15am. Children’s races will take place after the main runs have finished at around midday.
The farmers market will open at 10am with food, drink and produce from local suppliers and there will be music from Newport Brass Band.
Neport Town Crier, Peter Taunton will be at the event and there will be free tractor trailer rides around the campus.
The Harper front lawn will also be the setting for an Easter Egg Hunt where children and families can follow clues and receive an Easter egg at the end.
Bertie Hancock, who is organising the event at Harper Adams, said: “This will be the first time at Harper Adams we have organised the event so we are looking for as many people as possible to take part in this charity run and make is a success.
“The previous organisers of the event have been really helpful and we hope to continue their success in creating a great day out whilst raising money for good causes.
“At the same time as the run we will be running our Spring Farmers Market which will feature more than 50 stalls of food, drink and produce from than suppliers. The students’ Raise and Give team are also organising some fun events for all to participate in.