Bea­con Bunny Run this week­end

Loughborough Echo - - NEWS - By Liam Cole­man Liam.cole­man@trin­i­tymir­

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.bea­con­bun­ or on the day.

Pic­tured are com­peti­tors warm­ing up for last year’s Bea­con Bunny Run.

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