Organisers of popular 10k race - which has raised thousands for good causes - are ‘taking a break’ in 2017

PUBLISHED: 14:00 10 February 2017

Huntingdon 10k run,

Huntingdon 10k run,

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After raising thousands of pounds for charities across Huntingdonshire, a popular annual run that has spurred on novices and enthusiasts alike to don their trainers is set to take a break.

The team behind The Hunts 10K, which has been going for seven years, has decided to “take a breather”.

Race director, Bob Hulstrom, told The Hunts Post: “The Hunts 10K Charitable Trust has given more than £70,000 to local good causes since 2010.

“The event has grown massively with amazing support from runners, sponsors and the local community. With Alconbury Weald developing fast, 2017 is an ideal year for the small band of volunteers who have made the last seven years so successful to take a much needed breather.”

Last year the race attracted more than 700 runners, with funds going to eight charities including Action for Children and Huntingdon Community Care Network.

Despite the announcement, the trust has already revealed the race will return next year with a remodelled event.

“We’re not taking it easy, we’re using this year to think about how we can make Hunts 10K better than ever in 2018,” added Mr Hulstrom.

From the early beginnings of the run, as a 10k race, the Hunts 10k now includes 1k and 3k races and a Spectator Village, on the day, which sees participants compete around the former RAF Alconbury base.

The organisers have also succeeded in getting a number of schools from around the district to participate in the Mile a Day for Hunts 10K project.

Details of the 2018 event will be announced later this year.

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