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Baldock Rat Run raises more than £1,000 for hospice

PUBLISHED: 16:04 12 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:58 12 September 2018

Organiser Samantha Holland presented the runners with trophies. Picture: Courtesy of Samantha Holland

Organiser Samantha Holland presented the runners with trophies. Picture: Courtesy of Samantha Holland

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Runners in their hundreds took part in Baldock’s first ever 5k Rat Run on Sunday in aid of Garden House Hospice Care.

Hitchin musician Alex Francis performed after the Baldock 5k Rat Run. Picture: Courtesy of Samantha HollandHitchin musician Alex Francis performed after the Baldock 5k Rat Run. Picture: Courtesy of Samantha Holland

The event, which was organised by Sports Therapy 4 U owner Samantha Holland and included a family fun day, raised £1,220 for the Letchworth-based hospice.

Samantha said: “It went amazingly well, better than I anticipated. We had 183 runners and some families who came along to do the games and the bouncy castle, so we must have had at least 250 people there.

“I will definitely be doing it again next year. People have been saying how well organised it was. The whole town is talking about it.

“It was a really good day and I’m really proud of what we have raised.”

As well as being a fundraising event for the hospice, it was also organised as a way of celebrating the 10th birthday of Samantha’s business which is located in Whitehorse Street.

To find out more about the work of the hospice, go to ghhospicecare.org.uk.

North Herts Road Runners enjoying Baldock's new 5k event. Picture: Courtesy of Samantha HollandNorth Herts Road Runners enjoying Baldock's new 5k event. Picture: Courtesy of Samantha Holland

Runners eagerly waiting to start the race on Whitehorse Street. Picture: Courtesy of Samantha HollandRunners eagerly waiting to start the race on Whitehorse Street. Picture: Courtesy of Samantha Holland

Trophies and medals were made handed out to participants. Picture; Courtesy of Samantha HollandTrophies and medals were made handed out to participants. Picture; Courtesy of Samantha Holland

There was plenty to entertain the kids while the race was going on. Picture: Samantha HollandThere was plenty to entertain the kids while the race was going on. Picture: Samantha Holland

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