A ‘roar-some’ day out at the Knowsley 10K at Knowsley Safari
On Sunday (15th) The Running Bee Foundation hosted The Knowsley 10k & MyFirst Mile at Knowsley Safari, where over 1,200 runners enjoyed the stunning location and near perfect running conditions.
The Knowsley 10k began at the Foot Safari and led runners onto a flat course which enjoyed some long straights before looping around Knowsley Hall, before heading down the finish.
The race launched the inaugural MyFirst Mile which sawyoungrunners complete a mile of running, walking or even pushing a buggy. The initiative was created by The Running Bee Foundation to inspire and encourage communities to take a first step towards having an active, healthy and happy lifestyle.
Spectators ‘roared’ their friends and family on as runners completed the race, with many going on to enjoy a day out as the Safari.
In the men’s category, Aiden Moyles took 1st place and completed the race in 36:18 minutes. In the female’s, 1st place went to Lisa Gawthorne from Liverpool Pembrooke & Sefton Harriers & AC, with a time of 39:35 minutes. On completing the race, all runners received an ethically sourced and FSC approved wooden Knowsley 10k medal and Ron Hill technical t-shirt and carton water from Aquapax.
Kevin Harmer, Event Logistics & Sponsor Activation Manager commented, ‘’the first ever Knowsley 10k at Knowsley Safari Park was a great success! It is an uncertain time for events, but we were all out in the lovely outdoors space at Knowsley, and we followed all the government advice, and had plenty of sanitizers and wipes available at desks for runners to use. We received a huge amount of positive feedback from runners on how much they enjoyed the course and run and we couldn’t be happier. We’re looking forward to bringing it back in 2021, and hope to welcome even more people to this brilliant event.’’
All profits from the event will be donated to communities in the Merseyside area by The Running Bee Foundation to help create and improve health and wellbeing initiatives in the area.
The Running Bee Foundation was founded and is supported by Sports Tours International. The Foundation will provide grants from the profits raised from all its UK races to give to community initiatives across Manchester and the North West, and help to promote health and wellbeing and the fight to tackle and reduce childhood obesity.