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Runners’ shortlist Brathay’s 10in10 for Best Charity Event of the Year

last year’s 10in10 runners celebrating at the finish line on day ten including Barrow’s Sonja Foster who is running again this year (pictured 8th from left).
Last year’s 10in10 runners celebrating at the finish line on day ten including Barrow’s Sonja Foster who is running again this year (pictured 8th from left).

[A] flagship fundraising 10 marathons in 10 days event has been shortlisted for a national running award thanks to votes from supporters and runners.

Ambleside based children’s charity Brathay Trust are now one of 12 up for ‘Best Charity Event’ in the 2016 Running Awards which take place at Indigo at London’s O2 arena on Friday 22nd April.

The Running Awards is a national scheme that recognises the best in the British running industry, from kit and technology to events and nutrition. Their annual awards ceremony celebrates running and its culture – including the seven million people who went running last year.

Brathay’s race director, Jon Owen said: “We had no idea that we were being considered for this award until we had been told we had been shortlisted. It means a great deal to us to us to get to this stage, it’s a genuine vote of confidence in our event by runners – some of whom return to it as many as four, five or even six times.

“Our 10in10 celebrates its 10 anniversary this May. We are very lucky to have fell running legend Joss Naylor as its Patron. On the final marathon runners are joined by those doing the Brathay Windermere Marathon which is also 10 years old this year. It’s through this that many runners experience first-hand the 10in10 course, meet those that run it and are then spurred on to apply for a 10in10 place.

“Those who tackle the 10in10 are incredible people. We can’t thank them enough for all the support they give us and ultimately the young people they help who deserve a better life.”

Both events, and the family fun day, have raised over £1million for the charity whose mission to improve the life chances of vulnerable children and young people.

For more details of this year’s 10in10 and how to enter the Brathay Half Marathon and Windermere Marathon on Sunday 22 May please visit: Brathayrunning.com

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