Lodders sponsors the Stratford 10k for the tenth year
PUBLISHED: 15:43 06 August 2019 | UPDATED: 15:43 06 August 2019
1,500 runners will take to the streets of Stratford upon Avon for the town's 2019 10k fundraiser backed by Lodders for the tenth consecutive year
Local law firm Lodders is marking a decade as principal sponsor of the Stratford 10k by entering its biggest ever field of runners and has its sights firmly set on winning the corporate challenge team title again this year.
The Stratford 10k celebrates its eleventh anniversary in 2019 and organisers are predicting this year's race on Sunday, September 8 could be a record-breaker with entries well up on the number of runners taking part last year.
All runners will set off from the Shipston Road adjacent to the Recreation Ground at 9.30am, with the route again taking them past many of Stratford's famous landmarks, including the RSC Theatre, and finishing at the bandstand.
There will be prizes for the first three male and female finishers and the first over the line in each age group starting from 35 and going up in 10-year increments.
Race organisers Tempo Events have selected a new charity partner this year and is partnering with The Time Out Group. Based in South Warwickshire the charity aims to provide specialist support to children with disabilities and their families, helping them to access numerous family opportunities.
Commenting on a decade of support for Lodders' and the 2019 Stratford 10k, the firm's Steven Baker, partner in the firm's real estate team, said: "The Big 10k is an important fixture on Stratford's annual events calendar, and Lodders is honoured to have taken a lead role as principal sponsor every year for the last ten years.
"Lodders team is set to be the largest ever, with more than twenty runners, among them some experienced and accomplished runners, and many of them keen to defend our 2018 Corporate Challenge Team title.
"We enjoy taking an active part in our local community, whether through our charitable work through our own Lodders Charitable Foundation or by sponsoring and attending events such as Stratford's 'Big 10k', Moreton Show and Kenilworth Show."
Runners must be a minimum 15 years old, and entry fees are £19 for running club members or £21 for unaffiliated runners. There is a children's race at 11.30am organised by Kids Run Free.
For more information and to register for the 2019 Stratford 10k visit tempoevents.co.uk/events/stratfords-big-10k/.
For more information, visit lodders.co.uk.