With the Coronavirus putting a stop to our annual Barnstaple 10k, we’re taking the event online! From today you can sign up to a unique virtual event.
The Care for Kids virtual 10k will take place on Sunday 5 July, on the same date that would have seen 400 runners gathering at Park School ready to race around Barnstaple. The event would normally raise up to £8,000 for our charity.
Run your distance between 10am and 2pm on Sunday 5 July to receive a unique Care for Kids medal. Although there won’t be prizes for the fastest runners in each age category, fastest finishers will receive a certificate. There’ll also be a winners’ gallery celebrating your achievements on the Care for Kids website and social media. You can also enter as a team, with categories for the biggest team and fastest team.
“We were so disappointed to have to cancel this year’s Barnstaple 10k, as it’s the fundraising highlight of our year and we know it’s popular with local runners. So rather than disappoint, we decided to host a virtual event, where people could run on their own but still feel part of something special. We’ll be sending out race numbers for runners to print at home and wear on the day and if you’ve got a Care for Kids t-shirt from a previous Barnstaple 10k, then wear that too. We’ll have live videos to start and finish the race and throughout the day to cheer you on. Although we can’t all run together, we can all run for the same cause on the 5th of July.”
Jacky Massos, Charity Manager, Care for Kids North Devon
Do you need help to train before you take on the Care for Kids virtual 10k in July? Sign up for one of our virtual 5k or 10k challenge practice runs to build up your stamina and speed. It costs just £3 and you will receive a finishers certificate. Go for it!