Greenwich Leisure, the council’s leisure centre managers, under their trading name of Better, have joined the headline sponsors of this Sunday’s Croydon 10K road race.
The charity run – one of the most popular road races in south London – brings together more than 500 elite athletes and fun runners on a course starting in Lloyd Park Avenue at 10.15am.
Previous winners of the race include two-time Olympic Games runner Lee Troop from Australia, Welsh international 1,500m athlete James Thie and Great Britain junior cross-country representative Peter Chambers, from the host club, Croydon Harriers.
Better manages the borough’s leisure facilities including eight leisure centres and Croydon Sports Arena – Croydon Harriers’ home track.
David Hughes, from Better, said, “Better exist to get more people more active more often, and we are delighted to be a main sponsor for this year’s Croydon 10K.
“By supporting community activities like this – as well as investing in the borough’s leisure facilities – we are improving Croydon residents’ health and wellbeing.”
Sunday’s race organisers expect thousands of pounds to be raised for local charities, who have all been offered a free place into the run. Croydon charities represented include Age UK Croydon, Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation, Duffus Cancer Foundation, Palace for Life Foundation and the South East Cancer Help Centre.
Prizes are on offer in all age groups from junior men and women (under-20s) to veterans aged up to 70-plus.
For budding young athletes there is a 3km fun run for nine-to-14-year-olds.
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