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Local road race calls on charities to hit the ground running and sign up for a chance to get involved in the 2018 event


Organisers of the North East’s longest standing road race are calling on charities to step forward and register for a chance to be part of the 2018 BHGE 10k Running Festival.

BHGE and registered charity Sport Aberdeen have two affiliated charity spaces to fill ahead of the 2018 event and today said they are urging all charities interested in taking part, having fun and raising money to sign up to the 2018 charity waiting list.

Employees from BHGE will have then opportunity to vote for their favourite charity from the waiting list. The two with the highest number of votes will be invited to fill the remaining affiliated charity spaces for the 2018 event.

The cut-off date to register for the 2018 BHGE 10k charity waiting list is Friday 24th November.

The Granite City road race, organised by registered charity Sport Aberdeen, celebrated its 30th anniversary in May and raises tens of thousands of pounds each year in support of great causes through BHGE 10k supporters and participants.

Affiliated charities are offered additional support and exposure to assist with fundraising.

Commenting, Sport Aberdeen’s Director of Business Development Jill Franks said:

“We are urging charities to step forward for a chance to become part of this long-standing event. The BHGE 10K Running Festival is a shining example of how partnership working allows us to bring fantastic events to the North East while raising money for brilliant and very deserving causes.

“Over the years we have seen tremendous support from our affiliated charities, highlighting what we can achieve through this local event at the heart of our community.”

“We look forward to welcoming two new charities on board for 2018 and hope that both new and old faces will sign up for the 31st year of the race.”

Charities looking to be added to the mailing list should email by Friday 24th