Tuesday, 5 March 2024
Tuesday, 5 March 2024

Call for runners to join Bidwells Cambridge Town and Gown

MUSCULAR Dystrophy UK (MDUK) is calling on people in Cambridge and surrounding areas to put their best foot forward and sign up for the Bidwells Cambridge Town and Gown 10k.

The charity, which supports the 110,000 people living with muscle-wasting and weakening conditions, and title sponsor Bidwells, the largest property consultancy in the region, launches the running challenge, returning for the 12th year.

The Bidwells Cambridge Town and Gown 10k, a closed-road city centre route with a section along the River Cam, will take place on Sunday 15 October 2023. The charity hopes that thousands will complete the 10k course, along with the Junior 3k course for children aged between 9-15 years old.

The fundraising event is part of the Town and Gown series which includes races in Oxford and Cambridge. Over 5,000 people took part in the Bidwells Oxford Town and Gown in May this year raising £200k. Attention now turns to Cambridge, where entries are on track to be the highest since the pandemic. As well as the race, Midsummer Common will host the Event Village with caterers and event partners providing a fun morning for anyone who would like to get involved.

The Oxford event started in 1982 inspired by a local boy, Daniel Cleaver, who had muscular dystrophy. His father Mike and local runners set up the event as a fun run to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy UK, and still to this day all profits from the events go to the charity.

Collectively, it’s raised more than £3 million.

Krishan Solanki, Head of Events and Regional Development said:

“We are delighted along with our title partner Bidwells to host this flagship run in Cambridge. The race is a great opportunity for the community in Cambridge and surrounding areas to be a part of a mass participation event and support an important cause like Muscular Dystrophy UK.”

Richard Pilsworth, head of Cambridge, at Bidwells, said:

“We have been active in the region for more than 184 years and are strongly associated with both Oxford and Cambridge, so we are really excited about what our partnership can achieve. We can’t wait for the race to come round and would urge people to sign up today.”

Sign up for your place today visit: townandgown10k.com.

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