Alder Hey's Adam Dixon with MoBee and Ollie

Alder Hey kids set to be the winners at Haydock Park 10K

As runners get ready to go into the starting stalls at August's new race, organisers the Running Bee Foundation announce all profits will go to Alder Hey kids.

Sunday 15 August will see big race action at Haydock Park. But participants won't see their hard-earned cash disappear into the satchels of the course bookmakers instead all profits from the Haydock Park Racecourse 10K will go to event partner Alder Hey Children’s Charity.

The new Haydock event joins the Running Bee stable of top North West 10Ks including Manchester, Salford and Preston on their 2021 fixture list and runners can expect a great summer experience and a unique racecourse backdrop. The venue is neatly located between Manchester and Liverpool and organisers anticipate a bumper field as runners return after lockdown restrictions which have been particularly harsh in the local area.

The return to race action will be high quality with, in addition to the unique setting, official chip timing, water on route, an exclusive finishers T-shirt and medal. The Running Bee's Graham Jackson told runABC North: "As we emerge from lockdown, runners will be looking to get back into a racing routine and to find out how successful their lockdown training has been."

Graham continued: "Plus we're looking to welcome many new people who have taken to running and jogging in the last 12 months. There's nothing quite like the thrill of race day – it really does inspire you to a strong performance."

The tie-in with Alder Hey Children’s Charity dovetails with the Running Bee Foundation's backing for community initiatives across the region, which help to promote children's health and wellbeing.

Alder Hey Children’s Charity raise essential funds for the famous hospital, helping them to provide world-class, patient-friendly treatment for the 330,000 patients and families they care for every year. The charity's Adam Dixon (pictured with MoBee and Ollie)  said: "We are so excited to be working with Running Bee Foundation after a difficult 18 months. Exercise is proven to benefit mental health and this event is the perfect opportunity to lace up your running shoes and enjoy a fantastic day out. We can’t wait to see you all!”

To support the Running Bee health promotion objectives the Haydock Park event will include the £5 MyFirstMile fun run aimed at first-timers and open to all ages and ability levels. This fun run isn't timed and all finishers will receive a special medal at the end.

Find out more about Haydock Park Racecourse 10K at the event website

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