Organisers of the North East’s longest standing road race today announced the 10 affiliated charities who will call on participants to take on the challenge and raise money for a worthy cause.
Sport Aberdeen revealed that 2018 will see two brand new organisations joining the line-up of affiliated charities for the 2018 BHGE 10k Running Festival.
Charlie House and Home-Start will be joining BHGE 10k regulars CLAN Cancer Support, Aberdeen Cyrenians, Befriend a Child, Alzheimer Scotland, Friends of Anchor, Inspire, Children 1st and Cash for Kids.
Charities are encouraging budding runners and those seeking to take on a challenge this year to sign up and raise money and awareness in support of these charities which rely heavily on fundraising and donations to carry out life-changing work.
Tens of thousands of pounds are raised each year through the BHGE 10K, which celebrated 30 years in the running last May.
Jill Franks, Sport Aberdeen’s Director of Business Development, said: “The BHGE 10k Running Festival brings together people from far and wide and is a shining example of how partnership working allows us to run fantastic community events to the North-east while raising money for great causes.
“We are thrilled to announce 2018’s affiliated race charities and look forward to welcoming new faces to the North East’s longest running road race. The support that the race sees each year is inspiring and I would urge anyone who wishes to take on a challenge in 2018 while raising money for brilliant charities to sign up to the BHGE 10k Running Festival.”