Top Class 10K In East Yorks
No actual caves, just a beautiful route and castle to enjoy at this month's South Cave 10K...
East Yorkshire is the place to be at the end of the month, for a classic 10K that has much to offer those taking part. The South Cave 10K is organised by Kingston Upon Hull Athletics Club and as its name suggests, starts and finishes in the picturesque town of South Cave.
The 10K course takes in some beautiful scenery through quiet country roads and provides just enough of a challenge to keep even the seasoned striders on their toes. Starting at the beautiful gates of Cave Castle, organisers stress that 'not many start lines in Yorkshire can boast such a battle-ready backdrop'.
The route then heads through the historic South Cave - which is actually not a village as many believe, locals will remind you it was granted a town charter by King Edward I in 1291! Leaving the town, runners will then run through the countryside to the pretty village of Ellerker before looping round and returning to South Cave, with a couple of sharp climbs to add to the fun before the run is completed by a lap of the local playing field.
This year funds raised will go to the Hull Animal Welfare Trust with 50p from every entry being given to the shelter. Organisers said: "Anybody wishing to donate any dog food/treats please bring them along to the Pavilion on race day for a chance to win free entry into South Cave 10K 2024.
"In 2022 we donated £681.50 to Diabetes UK, thank you to everyone who chose to give a donation instead of receiving a race t-shirt, your kind efforts will go a long way."
The 2022 event saw Oliver Donkin of Barton & District AC claim first male in 34:29 while Charlotte Ward of City of Hull AC was first female in 35:30.
If you'd like to know more, visit the South Cave 10K website.
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