Beacon Bunny Run this weekend
THE sixth Beacon Bunny Run, organised by the Rotary Club of Loughborough Beacon, will take place this Sunday (October 1).
The event starts at 11am, at the Beacon Hill Upper Car Park, off Beacon Road, Woodhouse Eaves, and Jo Hayward from BBC Radio Leicester will sound the horn.
This year the run will take on new routes for both the 10km and 3km races.
The start will be combined 10km and 3km with the 10km at the front. This year the start will be in the top car park then into the new woodland.
Everyone will do the same first loop which is just 3km.
The 10km runners will return to the start area but go to the left of the finish and go on a second loop (not the same loop as first time around) and this loop is just over 4km down to the bottom of Beacon Hill then back up to the top.
The final loop for the 10km run will be a shorter version of the first loop in the new woodland area.
The finish for both runs will be the opposite direction to the start.
Prizes in the 10km race will be given to the first 15-39 year old male and female, the first 40-55 year old male and female and the first 55+ male and female to cross the finish line. In the 3km race prizes will be given for the first 5-9 year old male and female, the first 10-14 year old male and female, the 1st 15-39 year old male and female, the first 40-55 male and female and the first 55+ male and female to cross the line.
Medals will be given out to all finishers on the day and there will also be a goody bag for all runners.
Race organisers said that in order to keep costs down as much as possible they will not be giving out t-shirts on the day, however, there is a limited supply of t-shirts available with the bunny logo which will be on sale on the day.
They will cost £2.50 each or £4 for two.
Organiser Garner Roberts said: “There are two new routes this year, both off-road on paths and bridleways as usual. The 10km route for serious runners includes a climb of Beacon Hill. The 3km route, for fun runners, children and families, is fairly level and easy going.”
The event will mainly support Women’s Aid Leicestershire, Charnwood Young Carers and Leicester Shire and Rutland Age UK, but money will also go to other Rotary-supported charities, and teams of six or more runners can choose to support their own charities.
You can register online at www.beaconbunnyrun.org or on the day.
Pictured are competitors warming up for last year’s Beacon Bunny Run.