Rothley10K returns on 4 June 2024!
Entries are now open for the Mattioli Woods Rothley10K in association with LOROS, which takes place in the rural streets of Rothley, Leicestershire this June.
With a route covering two laps of Rothley village and the surrounding countryside, this event is well loved by previous runners and attracts those willing to take up the challenge from across the region.
As well as the 10K run, Joe’s Jog – a race for children in support of the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust – is returning and will take place just before the start of the main race.
Mattioli Woods has been a long-time supporter of Midlands-based charity LOROS, who provide free, high-quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill adult patients, their families and carers across Leicestershire and Rutland. The charity needs to raise in excess of £8,000,000 per year in order to offer their services on a complimentary basis.
The event in 2023 saw 700 runners competing, with Dan Hallam and Amber Lester being among the first over the finishing line, completing the course in 32:27 and 38:13 respectively.
Raising over £30,000 for LOROS, Mattioli Woods aims to beat this figure this year. Every penny from the £20 entry fee goes to LOROS; however should you wish to contribute to this incredible cause in a slightly more relaxed and less exhausting way, donations can be made through the Mattioli Woods JustGiving page.
This annual race has seen the community of Rothley pull together to provide facilities including car parking provisions, changing rooms and toilets. Public safety is paramount, so road closures are in operation from the start line in Woodgate and adjacent Cross Green from 5.45pm – without these closures the race would not be able to take place.
Those connected to the event – not just the runners but the organisers, spectators and the welcoming people of Rothley – all agree the event is special with one runner saying, “What a fantastic event you put on. Tough course which was brilliantly marshalled. I was also amazed with how many locals were out watching and cheering everyone on pretty much the whole way round. Absolutely loved the whole thing, even the hills!”