Leamington Regency 10k runners under starter’s orders

Participants at a previous Regency Run
Participants at a previous Regency Run

The upcoming Leamington Regency 10k - The Wright Hassall Regency Run - has announced their charity partner as British Blind Sport for another year.

Organised by Leamington and District Round Table, the event now in its 13th year, has raised thousands of pounds for various charities.

The event will see people pounding the pavement of Leamington on Sunday April 2, for Leamington-based British Blind Sport which helps blind and partially sighted people to get active and play sport.

The charity encourages adults and children to participate in activities at all levels, from grassroots to the Paralympic Games.

Following last year’s successful Rio Paralympics, the profile of disabled sport is higher than ever and the charity wants runners of any ability to run the 10k and raise funds for them to support Find a Guide - the online guide running service that allows visually impaired runners and guide runners to match up and run together.

Ian Carr, Fundraising Manager for British Blind Sport, said: “The Wright Hassall Regency Run is a fantastic event and we’re really grateful to the Round Table for once again supporting us this way.

“The event has really helped us to raise the profile of British Blind Sport in Warwickshire and funds raised will support our guide running programme so we can continue our work in providing sporting opportunities for visually impaired people.”

Mark Chambers, from Leamington and District Round Table, said: “Our organisation is delighted to be supporting the charity once again.

“This is our 13th year hosting the run, and we hope to see more entries than ever before.

“There’s always such a good atmosphere and a great sense of community so it should be a fantastic day.

“We’re looking forward to supporting the work of the charity again.”