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Going the extra mile for Age UK’s Wrap Up and Run 10k charity challenge

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  • by Juliette Bains
 

HUNDREDS of fundraisers went the extra mile at Harewood House as they got in the running for a charity challenge.

A sea of runners descended on the north Leeds tourist attraction to take part in Age UK’s Wrap Up and Run 10k event.

The fundraiser aims to raise thousands of pounds for the charity’s Spread the Warmth campaign, which supports vulnerable older people in the local area and across the country during the winter.

After a group warm-up in the beautiful grounds of the historic house, runners lined up at the starting line.

But after battling it out on the course, it was Robin Outtersides who stomped to victory, crossing the finish line first in an impressive time of around 37 minutes.

Lydia Curran, head of events at Age UK, said: “Taking on the 10k or 2k challenge is the ideal way to kick start being more active and improving fitness while also helping to raise vital funds for vulnerable older people in the local area and across the country during the winter.”

Working together with local charity Age UK Leeds, funds raised will also support vital local services such as the Befriending service for the charity’s Making the Link project for older people living in the city, as well as Age UK’s national work.

Harewood House hosted a 10k for adults and a 2k event for youngsters and less experienced runners yesterday.

To find out more about the run or to donate to the cause, visit the website at www.ageuk.org.uk/10k.

 

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