Runners to raise money for popular Derbyshire charity at Chatsworth 10k

The Chatsworth 10K run to raise money for Helen's Trust
The Chatsworth 10K run to raise money for Helen's Trust

More than 1,000 runners are expected to descend on Chatsworth this weekend to take part in the Helen’s Trust 10k event.

The annual charity spectacular on Sunday raises money for the popular Bakewell-based organisation, which helps the terminally ill and their families.

Race organisers say they are delighted this year’s event - which also features a three-kilometre run - has attracted such numbers.

“All at Helen’s Trust are thrilled that we have a fabulous amount of runners taking part this year and hope they enjoy the scenic route,” said race director Zoe Woodward.

The main race starts at 9.30am, with runners in the shorter event going under the starter’s orders at 11.30am.

There’s also an added incentive for runners taking part in the 10k run, with the first 250 over the line receiving a Bakewell pudding donated by Bloomers of Bakewell.

And as well as the two races, there will be a fundraising stall, Splat the Rat, face painting and cake sales.

Runners can also take advantage of pre and post-race massages for a donation.

The main sponsors are Ideal Shopping Direct.

Helen’s Trust supports people across north Derbyshire and the High Peak with terminal illness at home and also funds care and equipment.

- For more information about Sunday’s race, visit www.helenstrust.org.uk/race-details.