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Town and Gown 10k rescheduled

The Leicester Town and Gown run was originally planned to take place this Sunday 4 March but has now been rescheduled for next Sunday 11 March due to the adverse weather conditions.

Next Sunday will see runners from around the county taking part in Leicester's second ever Town and Gown 10k. The course is a three-loop route incorporating both Victoria Park and the University of Leicester campus. You can join in the fun and register on the day for only £20. 

Last year, Leicester Town and Gown raised £150,000 to fight muscle-wasting conditions and fund exciting new treatments. The race is already popular with running groups who are attracted by the professional set-up and chip timing.

Many of the runners have a connection to someone with muscular dystrophy. However, anyone is welcome to take part and raise awareness and funds to help the 70,000 people in the country with muscle-wasting conditions. Everyone is encouraged to wear orange, and particularly fancy dress.

Runners will receive a goody bag with a medal, finisher t-shirt and some free product samples and if you give your mobile number you will receive a SMS with your chip time shortly after they finish and have your time posted on the website.

The Muscular Dystrophy Society’s Honorary Life President is the late Richard Attenborough, who grew up on the University of Leicester campus, and raised huge amounts of money for research. The Attenborough family continue to be heavily involved in their work.

 

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