Hundreds of runners expected for Weymouth Bay 10K

Hundreds of runners expected for Weymouth Bay 10K

Published by George Sharpe at 12:01am 15th March 2020.

The annual 10K run is taking place today in aid of a local charity.

Taking place today is the annual Weymouth Bay 10K.

Runners will start at Bowleaze running two laps towards the pleasure pier and back to Overcombe.

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Registration is at the Riviera Hotel between 9am and 9:45am. 

Water will be available throughout the course, there are changing facilities also available.

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The chosen charity this year is Dorset-based Margaret Green Animal Rescue. 

Race director Mark Caswell says there's a reason so many people come out for the run:

"It's the course, it's relatively flat and it's scenic and it does tick a lot of boxes.

"It is a very enjoyable run. On a good day, we get a good turn out."

Mickey and Donald
Mickey and Donald

Margaret Green Animal Rescue say they are delighted to be the chosen charity.

A spokesman told Wessex FM:

"With £1 from every entry coming to the charity along with hopefully lots of sponsorship the money raised really will help make a difference to the animals cared for at our rescue centers.

"Animals like Fred and Barney, the Saanen Goats and Mickey and Donald the Shetland Ponies, as well as the many cats and dogs that come into rescue.

"Fundraising from events like this is so important to the charity and goes a long way to helping pay for things like food, bedding, medication and enrichment and so to be selected is wonderful."