Taking place in the scenic countryside around St Helens, the Rainford 10k is a fantastic running experience and a great opportunity to raise some money for Alder Hey Children’s Charity. The Rainford 10K takes place in September and is known as a multi-terrain race - perfect for experiencing the beauty of Rainford. Due to its rural nature, this 10K route is ideal for experienced runners and those have tried their hand at trail running before. Expect hills and mud as opposed to the flat, straight routes of other 10k’s. If this sounds like a challenge you’d be up for (new and experienced runners alike), you can enter the race when registration opens later this year. The race usually costs around £24 for the adult runner and £22 for an affiliated club runner, with all 10k finishers receiving a goody bag and t-shirt. You might be an experienced runner that enjoys countryside 10K races, or you might have been training for your first ever Rainford 10K. Whatever the reason, believe in yourself and enter when registration opens!
Raising money for Alder Hey
Running a 10k for charity is perfect not only for improving your fitness and running ability, but also means you’re helping out a fantastic cause and allowing Alder Hey to continue doing their amazing work. Our run for charity hub is packed full of information about how you can raise money for charity whilst running and explains exactly how you can begin your fundraising journey for Alder Hey. If you would like to donate money to Alder Hey Children’s Charity and have entered your chosen running race, you can set up a Just Giving page right away. Don’t forget to promote your Rainford 10k fundraising efforts on social media and kindly ask close friends and family to sponsor you. Not only will you have completed an impressive fitness challenge, but you will also have contributed to a fantastic cause which simply adds to the achievement! So, if you’re up for the challenge, get involved with running a 10k for charity with Alder Hey, today.
Training for a 10K
A 10k race spans 6 miles in distance and is great for both the experienced runner to get some good miles under their belt and is also the perfect opportunity for beginner runners to really challenge themselves to a significant distance. If you are running the Rainford 10K for the first time, be aware of the multi-terrain nature of the Rainford 10k and tailor your training accordingly, ensuring that you’ve experienced running through mud and up and down hills before you undertake this challenge. Often, it requires a slightly higher level of fitness. If you have trained at least a couple of times in rural conditions, and your training plan has reached at least five miles, then you will likely to be ready to undertake this countryside Rainford 10k route. On the day, ensure you eat a good breakfast at least 2 hours before the race begins and, if possible, wear supportive trail running shoes to ensure that your feet are protected and you don’t slip should conditions be muddy and a little treacherous! If you have decided to take part in the Rainford 10K for Alder Hey Children’s Charity, feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have!