Limber up for Myton Hospice Rugby run

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Fresh air, spring flowers and beautiful views - what better way to start your Sunday than taking part in The Myton Hospices Rugby Race and Fun Run?

The charity will be holding the event on Sunday March 16 and is calling on the people of Rugby and the surrounding area to take part and raise money for their local hospice.

The route covers one lap around Draycote Water, near Rugby, and offers the choice of a timed race or fun run for more leisurely runners.

Members of Rugby and Northampton Athletics Club will be helping host the event.

Race director Bryan Acford said: “We are delighted to be working with Myton again and our very experienced team will be marshalling the route and taking care of timekeeping. We had over 420 runners take part in last year’s event and would like to do even better this time.”

Myton’s challenge events co-ordinator Beth Nicholson said: “This is the perfect event to get you moving after the cold winter months and a great opportunity to get outside and take in the fantastic scenery. Last year’s event raised over £20,000 for us and we are hoping to do even better this year.

“We are thrilled to be working with Rugby and Northampton Athletics Club again and look forward to seeing lots of you there on the day.”

The charity needs to raise over £7.5 million a year to run its services, which include a day hospice on the site of the Hospital of St Cross and Rugby Myton at Home, which cares for patients who wish to spend their final days at home.

Registration for the sponsored event costs £12 or £10 if you are a member of England Athletics. The fee includes a medal, drink and snack upon completion of the race. There will also be prizes for the fastest racers in each category and prizes for the best-dressed fun runner. For more information call 01926 838827 or visit