Organisers of the popular Mad Dog 10K Fun Run have heralded last week's event the most successful to date with over 2100 runners turning out. The race, celebrating its fifth staging, also raised over £10,000 for local charities.
The annual event, organised by Southport Hesketh Round Table, saw competitors follow a course along the Southport shoreline. Since being established, the race has received numerous plaudits, including being voted in the top 10 ‘Best 10K races in the UK’ by Runner’s World magazine twice, as well as picking up the same accolade in the National Running Awards in 2014.
Adrian Shandley, Round Table member and organiser of the event, said: “The Mad Dog race gets better each year, attracting new runners from across the country and raising even more money for fantastic causes. This is undoubtedly a highlight of our year, and we look forward to continuing the tradition for many years to come.”
Cait Allen, chief executive of Round Table, added: “Round Table is all about doing more, getting involved and challenging yourself, so this 10k race is the perfect way to get involved whilst raising money for some great causes.”
More information on the Mad Dog 10K Fun Run is available here.