Rothley 10K run returns for 37th year

By Jess Bourne

The annual Rothley 10K run is raising money for LOROS Hospice next week.

In February 2020, Colin Favell, founder of the race, sadly passed away and to honour his legacy, the race was dedicated to him in 2021.

Joanne Spain, events manager at Mattioli Woods, said: “It was a lovely way for the running community, the spectators, the volunteers and residents of Rothley to just kind of come together and acknowledge all that he bought to the race over the years.”

Alongside the 10K run, they also host ‘Joe’s Jog’ which is designed for families and young children to support the work of the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust.

After 2019, LOROS Hospice became the sole beneficiaries of the race.

Since the race’s inception in 1986, it has raised over £400,000.

Advertisement for the Rothley 10K run by partners, Mattioli Woods.

Joanne added: “I think that they love the community spirit of them all coming out. The residents will line the streets and they will cheer on the runners.”

She believes that the local businesses and residents have a huge impact on the outcome of the race.

“They all get involved and provide valuable services like toilet provisions or parking spaces. The signage that they put up and the general crowd support on the night means that we really do have it as a community race.”

Raina Hussain, events coordinator at LOROS, said: “Because Rothley is a small village, it’s more meaningful to the locals and to the runners as well, so it does have a special energy to it.”

In the future, they are hoping to increase the amount of people who are taking part in the race and returning to pre-pandemic levels but also improve the local business involvement so they can raise as much money as possible for LOROS.

The race is taking place on Tuesday, June 6.

Joe’s Jog takes place at 6.15pm and the Rothley 10K run starts at 7.15pm.

The standard fee for registration is £25 but, on the day, registration is £40, and 100 percent of the registration fee goes direct to LOROS.

Registration can be found here

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