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Central Health Derby10k Launched

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Runners from across Derbyshire and beyond are being invited to sign up for the Central Health Derby 10k organised by Sporting Futures, and take part in Derbyshire’s biggest mass participation event.

The event will take place on Sunday 17th April 2016, starting out from the city’s iconic I-Pro football stadium on Pride Park, Derby. Participants will then wind their way past some of the city’s best known landmarks and cityscapes, before crossing the finish line within the I-Pro stadium itself.

Last year over 4,500 runners took part in the race and challenged themselves across the 10k course. This year, organiser Sporting Futures is hoping for up to 6,000 participants to go the distance and sign up for the race.

Sporting Futures Events Manager Emma Pilgrim said “The Derby 10k is a fantastic race that takes in some of the city’s most recognised landmarks. It’s a great event for participants and spectators alike, as the sight of so many runners winding through the city is truly inspiring.”

“The Derby 10k is a key event in our calendar, not only because it has been running for 16 years, but also because it is a crucial fundraiser for our charity, Sporting Futures.”

Sporting Futures has been successfully working in Derbyshire and Derby City for over 21 years and has worked with thousands of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, who have the odds stacked against them. The charity aims to utilise the power of sport to engage hard to reach young people and divert them away from crime and poor lifestyle choices. The Derby 10k, together with the Derby City Half Marathon, are key fundraising events to ensure that this vital work continues.

The 2016 Derby 10k is sponsored by Central Health and the 3k Fun Run is sponsored by Firefly Photography. Emma said “We are delighted to have Central Health on board as headline sponsors for the Derby 10k and we are looking forward to their support. We are also thrilled to welcome back Firefly Photography as sponsors of our 3k family Fun Run. Their continued support is much appreciated.”

Central Health’s clinical director, Kevin Huffington, said: “With our head office and several clinics in Derby, we’re looking forward to being associated with the biggest race that will take place in the city next year”

“Whilst providing healthcare services such as physiotherapy and podiatry, and looking after many runners from Derby, this sponsorship is a perfect fit for Central Health and we didn’t hesitate to say yes when the opportunity was presented to us.

“Having sponsored this year’s Ramathon,  being involved with the 2016 Derby10K further strengthens our commitment to supporting major running events in the local area, and we can’t wait to play our part in making the event a huge success.”

As well as the 10k and 3k races, the event will also feature the Business Team Challenge once again, inviting companies, teams and colleagues to sign up and compete against each other for prizes.

Entries are now open from the Sporting Futures website www.sporting-futures.co.uk /derby-10k

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