Ukraine themed medal for the 2022 Pershore Plum 10K

Pershore Plum ready to deliver a fruitful 10K

A Ukrainian charity is one of four worthy causes to benefit from the race.

The August Bank Holiday is fast approaching which means the Pershore Plum 10K. Spend Sunday (28 August) running 6.2 multi-terrain miles and finish in front of the imposing Pershore Abbey.

This 10th century Anglo-Saxon abbey is a distinctive feature of the race which runners will see as they enter Abbey Park. The course is a mix of town and country: everyone will start at 9am in waves from the Leisure Centre and continue along the High Street before heading into the countryside. They will explore scenic areas around Wick village before returning to Pershore and a dash to the finish line by the Abbey. 

There is a water station at 2.5K and at 7.2K with eco-friendly cups. An extra one may be included if there is another heat wave and temperatures reach the 30s.     

Note: the course might alter before race day due to a change in access to Abbey Field since last year’s race. The pre-race electronic briefing from organisers Pershore Plum Plodders will confirm this.

Medals are always a popular subject for discussion and this year’s model will get people talking. It has been designed in the blue and yellow colours of Ukraine and part of the proceeds will go to an appropriate charity. Three local charities are the other recipients of the race’s fundraising efforts. 

The event is part of the itinerary at the Pershore Plum Festival from Saturday 27 August to Monday 29 August. Participants enjoy the 10K then spend the rest of the day exploring the events and activities on offer.

There are still some places remaining in the 10K. Enter via the Pershore Plum Plodders website.     

Image courtesy of Pershore Plum Plodders.

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