With only 50 days to go until the annual Nation Radio Cardiff 10k takes place on Sunday 2nd September, leading Welsh charity Kidney Wales is encouraging people to sign up while they still can.
Places are filling up fast for the race, one of the top road races in the UK which is now in its 32nd year. With 10,000 spaces up for grabs – one for every kidney disease patient across Wales – the run is open to runners of all standards and provides a great opportunity for people to have fun as they get fit and raise both awareness and money for the Kidney Wales cause.
The day will also see a 2K Family Fun Run take place for families to enjoy the event together; whilst the Corporate Challenge will enable work colleagues to develop friendships and team spirit.
[bs-quote quote=”We’d like to take the chance to encourage more people to sign up and join in this September. Whether you just want to break out your unused trainers and get moving, or you’re a seasoned runner looking to smash your personal best, be sure to sign up today to avoid disappointment.
General entries for the 2017 Cardiff 10K & 2K sold out in record times, and with our exciting new route this year, we anticipate the same will happen again. The deadline for registration is in August but once the run is full, it’s full so I urge people who are interested to sign up now.” style=”style-12″ align=”center” author_name=”Nic Clarke” author_job=”Director of Fundraising and Operations, Kidney Wales” author_avatar=”https://www.wales247.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/nic-clarke.jpg”][/bs-quote]
The impact that the run has on the lives of people in Wales shouldn’t be underestimated, with funds raised by runners going a long way to supporting numerous activities across the country.
As well as contributing to core activities for the charity, such as investing in new services, facilities and equipment, the money raised also goes to innovative programmes in renal research for the benefit of renal patients in the Welsh community and providing support to the many people living with kidney disease across Wales.
The run enables many sufferers of kidney disease, who have come through the other side of their treatment, to regain fitness and thank the individuals that have supported them through their illness by raising funds for the charity.
Nic said: “The money raised by the event makes a real difference in supporting our activities; for example, raising just £105 could help a young patient and their family attend a social event organised by Kidney Wales to give them a day of normality, whilst £625 could help fund a social worker at the Children’s Kidney Centre to give comfort and support to families as they learn to live and cope with their diagnosis.”
Kidney Wales is a charitable organisation whose history dates back over 50 years and focuses on delivering support for people battling the effects of kidney disease across the length and breadth of the nation.
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Alongside the Nation Radio 10K, the charity presents numerous fundraising opportunities throughout the year, including nationwide Walk for Life events and the chance to represent the charity at multiple marathons and half-marathons across the UK.
Register here: https://www.cardiff10k.cymru/cardiff-10k/preregister2018/