The Care for Kids virtual 10k race took place on Sunday (4 July), with 138 runners taking to the streets of North Devon. Even Batman took time out of his busy schedule to support our charity!

The virtual event replaced our annual Barnstaple 10km race, which normally attracts about 400 runners. With Coronavirus putting a stop to mass gatherings, the virtual 10k was designed to be run on your own or with small groups in a location of your choice. This year, the event raised over £4,000 for our charity. This will help us to provide financial support to families of children with life threatening illnesses.

“It was a tough decision to make this year’s 10K virtual again, but we’re glad we did. Once again, local runners did us proud and we’ve managed to raise over £4,000 to support local families here in North Devon. Congratulations to everyone who ran on Sunday, you worked really hard in that rain. We’re hoping that next July we’ll be able to put on our usual Barnstaple 10K event – it will be even more special as we’ll have waited so long for it!”

Jacky Massos, Charity Manager

10K results

Jodie Jeffery from team Lonely Goat was fastest female, finishing in 48:30. Richard Prouse was the fastest male finisher, with a time of 49:46. The Fremington Trailblazers were crowned fastest team this year.

You can read the full results here. A gallery of images is available on the Care for Kids North Devon Facebook page.

Special thanks to event sponsors Brewer Harding & Rowe solicitors and Advanced Pallet Systems Limited.