Entries are flooding in for the 2016 Central Health Derby 10k, the city’s popular annual road race, and organisers Sporting Futures are encouraging people to sign up now before the race is a sell-out and entries close.
Hundreds of runners have already signed up to take part in the race which takes place on Sunday 17th April 2016, starting and finishing at Derby County’s iconic I-Pro stadium on Pride Park.
Events Manager for Sporting Futures, Emma Pilgrim said ‘We’re really pleased with the level on interest in the Central Health Derby 10k and would encourage anyone thinking about taking part in the event to sign up now.’
‘We have seen lots of people signing up in January and using the event as goal for their New Year fitness challenges. There is still plenty of time to train for the race and be ready to take on the challenge in April.’
Event sponsors, Kevin Huffington of Central Health said ‘There are 13 weeks until the Derby 10k and that gives enough time for most people to start a training programme that will allow them to take part in the event.’
‘We are really pleased to be a part of this year’s race and we are looking forward to seeing 5,000 people running together through Derby city centre to the I-Pro stadium.’
‘The Derby 10k is really important as a fun and healthy mass participation event in the city, but also as a key fundraiser for Sporting Futures to continue supporting young people to lead more positive lives through sport.’
Sporting Futures has been successfully working with thousands of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds for the past 21 years, using the power of sport to engage them in positive life choices.
The Derby 10k and the Derby City Half Marathon are two key fundraising events that enable Sporting Futures to continue this important work across Derbyshire by raising £33,000 in 2015.
As well as the challenging 10k route, the event also includes a family 3k Fun Run sponsored by Firefly Photography. James Corbett of Firefly said ‘The Fun Run is a really great way for the family to come together and take on an active challenge, right here in the city.’
‘We’ve supported the Derby 10k for the last few years and always look forward to seeing so many people taking part.’
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