The largest ever entries of over 2800 runners are set to take part tomorrow in the 32nd annual Eastleigh 10K road race- the first to be sponsored by Hendy FordStore Eastleigh – which will set off from Passfield Avenue at 9 am.
Runners will pour into the borough from throughout the UK and abroad and compete for over £3800 worth of prizes in the event that will be held around the streets of Eastleigh. This year’s race is supporting the Mayor of Eastleigh’s Charity Appeal, Wave 105’s Cash for Kids appeal and WaterAid Zambia”.
There may be some disruption to traffic, with Passfield Avenue being closed between 8.30am and 10.30am. There will also be a road closure as the runners’ lead car go along the new route which is Passfield Avenue, Woodside Avenue, Shakespeare Road, Twyford Road, Woodside Avenue, back along Passfield Avenue, Derby Road, Desborough Road, Chestnut Avenue and Passfield Avenue, before finishing in Fleming Park.
Race Organiser, Steve Collins says,
“The Hendy Ford Eastleigh 10k provides a great day for the town. The event just goes from strength to strength and its great to see so many people wanting to take part.”
“With fantastic support from Hendy Ford the event is now one of the biggest and best 10K’s in the UK with many top class runners from throughout the country setting off alongside hundreds of fun runners, many of whom will be raising money for charity.”
The event is supported by Wave 105, Southern Water, Up & Running, Eastleigh Borough Council and the Daily Echo.