Huge Success for Inaugural Community 10K

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People from across Bolton came together on Sunday 28 April for the inaugural Bolton Community 10K. 

Hosted by Bolton Wanderers in the Community, in partnership with Bolton Wanderers Football Club, the 10K encouraged individuals and members of the community to set themselves a personal challenge, become more active and to raise money for their chosen local charities and organisations.

The Toughsheet Community Stadium was buzzing with excitement as 1,150 participants gathered at 9am, where Wanderers' Club legend John McGinlay kicked off the event. 

Participants and spectators lined up for the all-new closed-road route, spanning De Havilland Way and Chorley New Road, before making its way back to the finish line at the stadium.

Phil Mason, BWFC Chief Operations Officer and CEO of Bolton Wanderers in the Community, expressed his gratitude for his fellow participants, stating, “Our inaugural 10k event was set up to inspire members of our local community and surrounding areas who wouldn’t usually take part in mass participation running events to help boost the mental and physical health and wellbeing in our town. Whether our participants were running for a personal best or walking with their friends, it was great to see so many people out on the course.

“Here at Bolton Wanderers in the Community we look to use the profile of our club to support and deliver positive change across the local community. Our Community 10K has helped to raise the profile of over 40 charities and organisations ensuring the Bolton Pound stays in Bolton. As a Club and Charity, it was wonderful to see over 1,150 of you join us to support Bolton. I look forward to welcoming all returning and new participants to our event next year.”

Fundraising and Events Executive at BWitC, Francesca Austen, reflected on the event, “We couldn’t have asked for a better turn out for our first Community 10K. We would like to thank all who took part whether you were participating, volunteering or spectating for helping us to create a safe and energetic environment for all involved.”

Following the event participants were invited pitch side with their medals to take photos together and celebrate their great achievement. Event partners Ionic water, Nuffield Health, T4Physio and Injury Mechanics were situated on the concourse providing sports massages, injury prevention tips and tricks as well as gait analysis.

Through events like this Bolton Wanderers in the Community continues supporting the local community through the power of Bolton Wanderers Football Club. BWitC would like to thank their Headline Sponsors Bolton at Home and associate sponsors iHeat, Statuo, Bernsteins Kitchens and Dawsons Bakery without whom they wouldn’t have been able to pull off this amazing event.

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