Town set for the big Eastleigh 10k

A sell out entry of  2900 runners are set to take part in the 35th Hendy Eastleigh 10K road race on Sunday 24 March at 9am.

Sponsored by Hendy, runners will pour into the borough from throughout the UK and abroad and compete for over £3000 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, and Wesex Heartbeat

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,

‘It’s great that the people of Eastleigh really gets behind the Hendy Eastleigh 10k as it provides such a great day for the town. The event has been more popular than ever with hundreds on a waiting list wanting to take part in the event.

‘With fantastic support from Hendy 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.’