Runners urged to support Ashgate Hospicecare in Chesterfield’s first-ever 10k race

Runners are being urged to support Chesterfield’s Ashgate Hospicecare in the town’s first-ever 10k race.

Monday, 27th September 2021, 1:09 pm

The Redbrik Foundation Chesterfield 10k will take place on October 17, starting at 10am.

Ashgate has been announced as one of the event’s charity partners, and participants are being urged to raise money to help fund the charity’s vital end of life services.

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The Redbrik Foundation Chesterfield 10k will start and finish at Queen's Park.

The route will start and finish in Queen’s Park and will see runners embark around the heart of Chesterfield, heading past landmarks including the town’s famous Crooked Spire.

Among those taking part is police analyst Shannon Tighe, who is braving her first 10k in memory of her grandfather, Maxwell Tighe, and friend’s mum, Claire Sivorn, both cared for by Ashgate Hospicecare over the last 12 months.

So far, the 25-year-old has already doubled her fundraising target of £250 and hopes she can raise more than £600 in total.

Shannon, from Walton, said: “I wanted to run the Chesterfield 10k in support of Ashgate because of the fantastic work it does for so many people, but especially because the hospice helped my grandad and friend’s mum, Claire, in the last year.

Chesterfield woman Shannon Tighe will take part in the event in memory of her grandfather, Maxwell Tighe.

“Ashgate did an amazing job of taking care of them both and I signed up to the run so I can help to give something back.

“This will be my first proper running event and is a huge challenge for me.

“Prior to signing up I had never run more than 5km before and I am not a lover of exercise in any way.

“I’m surprisingly excited for race day and generally feeling good – albeit very nervous.

“Hopefully the nervous energy will help me run faster on the day.”

Savannah Redhead, event fundraiser at Ashgate Hospicecare, thanked those who are taking part in the run and supporting the vital charity.

said: “The Chesterfield 10k promises to be a fun and challenging event for everyone involved – whether you’re taking part or helping us as a volunteer.

“We hope to see you there on the day.”

For more information about the 10k and to enter, visit www.myraceentries.co.uk/RC10K/HomePage.aspx

Volunteers are also needed at the event to help with marshalling and bag collection – anyone who is able to help is asked to register their interest at www.ashgatehospicecare.org.uk/event-volunteers

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