The 10K was reformed by the charity, alongside local running group Bitton Road Runners, after funding failures resulted in a five-year absence. Now fully funded, all profits are donated to Empire Fighting Chance.
Empire Fighting Chance support people from eight to 25 from deprived and disadvantaged backgrounds, with young people taking part often experiencing mental health issues, are involved in crime or excluded from school.
The aim of the boxing club is to “give as many people as possible a fighting chance to succeed” and the money raised through the Keynsham 10k will help the organisation reach out to even more young people.
Former British international track and field athlete and marathon runner Nick Rose will open the race and says: “This event stands out because 100 per cent of the profits go to the Empire Fighting Chance charity who help many young people get their lives back on track.”
The Keynsham 10K takes place on Sunday, October 6 with tickets for affiliated runners £14 and non-affiliated runners £16. Register to take part and find out more at www.empirefightingchance.org/events/keynsham-10k