After the roaring success of the Gloucester 10k race it has been confirmed that the famous event has currently raised £40,000 for local charities based in Gloucestershire over its 5 year existence.

Main sponsors of the 2018 race E G Carter & Co Ltd were delighted to present a £5000 cheque to The James Hopkins Trust, along with Gloucester Quays Rotary Club and Davies and Partners Solicitors.

The James Hopkins Trust provide care for babies and children up to the age of 5 who have a life limiting or life-threatening condition while supporting their families. The £5000 cheque will allow 2 children to have care at the James Hopkins Trust for the next 12 months.

Sarah James said “We reply on the local community to help us provide free nursing respite for Gloucestershire’s young life limited and life threatened young children. To have this amount of awareness and heartfelt support from a community event is just wonderful and greatly appreciated. Thank you to everyone involved in the Gloucester 10k especially E G Carter, Davies and Partners and Gloucester Quays Rotary Club.”

Back in June 2018, the race saw 800 runners take part in Gloucester’s most iconic contest with many of its participants running for their own special reasons. Five years ago, the race was taken over by Davies and Partners after the County was left without a race. Nigel Tillott spoke to members of the Gloucester Quays Rotary club and was backed by them. 5 years on Nigel and the team have created a successful and memorable event that shows off Gloucester at its best, promotes health and wellbeing and raises money for the Gloucestershire Community.

Nigel said “It is wonderful that E G Carter & Co Ltd were the headline sponsors again this year. The company have got really involved in the race for the last two years and it was a pleasure to work alongside them. Raising money for The James Hopkins Trust and Young Gloucestershire are two charities that are close to our hearts. It’s great news that our fundraising has now enabled two children to have care at the James Hopkins Trust for the next 12 months, we couldn’t have done with without all of our runners support and the support of many in the community who provide time, products and services for free or at a reduced cost enabling us to put on the event at a reasonable price yet still raise significant sums for local charities, thank you!”

This year, the race was backed by Architectural illustrator, Michael Lewis who designed the amazing free t-shirt that each runner has at the end of the race.

Andrew Clay, runner of the Gloucester 10K said “This race is incredible, not only are you running knowing that the money we have paid will be going towards local charities, but it’s also a very beautiful route. Running past the famous cathedral, through the Gloucester docks and down by the canal gives you more motivation to keep running. The organisation of the race is spot on, all the marshals that you see while running cheer you on and give you the strength to carry on, I’ve not had that in any other race! This race is a great advert for what Gloucester can do.”

14th July 2019 is the date for next year’s race, registration will open on 1st February 2019.