Run Norwich charities for 2017 revealed

The Run Norwich 10-kilometre road race follows a route around the city taking in some of its most fa

The Run Norwich 10-kilometre road race follows a route around the city taking in some of its most famous landmarks.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

Three local causes will join organisers Norwich City Community Sports Foundation (CSF) as the new official Run Norwich charities for 2017.

SERV Norfolk, Norwich & Central Norfolk MIND and Big C were selected from a host of applicants for the third edition of the 10k road race and will each receive support to raise awareness of their vital work, as well as free places in Run Norwich for runners that wish to fundraise.

Jackie Thornton from CSF said: 'One of our main aims is to use Run Norwich to raise funds and awareness for local charities.

'We intend to select new charities each year to help as many different groups as possible to receive the support and exposure they may not get otherwise. As the first year was a big learning process, we kept the original charities on for two races and we're really proud of what we've achieved with each of them.'

About 600 people accepted official charity places for the 2016 event, which saw overall entries top 5,000 for the first time.


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