An estimated field of 2,730 runners took part in the Worthing 10k this morning (Sunday), making it the biggest-ever for a running event in the town.
Speaking ahead of the run, race director Gavin Stephens said: “The benefits of running, both physically and mentally, were a big feature of this year’s London Marathon, and it’s fantastic to see so much interest in our local race. “We will be welcoming runners from as far afield as Germany, France, and the USA, and look forward to another great morning of running in the town.”
Many participants ran on behalf of charitable causes, with teams fund-raising for St Barnabas and Chestnut Tree House, Queens Alexandra Hospital Home, Asphaleia Action, and WADARS. The event had also hoped to raise more than £50,000 for charity.
Runners set off from Worthing promenade at 9.30am, before following an out and back route, with its westerly turn point located at Goring Gap.
For the first time, the event also featured a one-mile wheelchair race.
For more information, visit www.worthing10k.co.uk
Photos by Eddie Mitchell.
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