Running festival raises £22,000
for good causes

Caroline Lawson
Caroline Lawson

The Harborough Carnival of Running has so-far raised a total f more than £22,000 for a range of national and Harborough-area charities.

The event, which was organised by Race Harborough, consisted of a half marathon, a 10k run, and a relay challenge.

While £5 from each entry was donated to the Squires Effect charity, runners gained sponsorship to donate to a wide variety of good causes.

Some of the runners’ chosen charities included Fight for Sight and Guide Dogs, Cransley Hospice, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance, British Heart Foundation, CCLG, and Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

One runner, Caroline Lawson, used her run to raise money for Harborough Primary School’s PTA. She also challenged the school to run with her and organised a sponsored running day at the school, where each year group had 30 minutes to run as far as they could, raising a total of £2,610.