Running shoes at the ready as Olympic gold medallist set to present prizes at the Harmony Energy Run Harrogate 10k

Written by
Jack Kelly
Whether you are a seasoned runner or lacing up your jogging shoes for the first time, now's your chance to join Olympic gold medallist Jonny Brownlee and up to 1,000 runners on Sunday 2 July by securing your place at the Harmony Energy Run Harrogate 10k and Kids Fun Run.

Celebrating its fifth year, the inclusive 10k run will see runners enjoy a stunning multi-terrain course (70% tarmac with the rest on good footpaths) starting and finishing at Harrogate Sports and Fitness Centre.

British triathlon star Jonny Brownlee will present prizes to the top three runners in each award category. Jonny, co-founder of The Brownlee Foundation, is a key advocate for inclusivity in sport and physical activity.

An event that suits all the family, children can participate in the Kids Fun Run with children in school years 2-5 completing 1.3 km, and years 6-9 completing 2.5 km.

The event organisers – local running club Harrogate Harriers – are gearing up for the highly anticipated 10K event with over 90 members volunteering to accommodate runners of all levels, making it suitable for beginners and seasoned club runners alike.

The event is sponsored by Harmony Energy, a Knaresborough-based renewable energy developer, which builds, owns and operates renewable energy facilities throughout the UK, France, Poland and New Zealand.

The corporate team prize will be contested, with the winning organisation choosing which charity receives a donation from Berwins Solicitors.

All runners of the Harrogate 10k will receive a goody bag with a total prize fund worth over £1,000 to be shared between the winning categories.

Sue Moul, Race Director and Harrogate Harriers club member, said: “Harrogate Harriers are looking forward to welcoming 1,000 runners back to the Harmony Energy Run Harrogate 10k and fun run in 2023.

“Our beautiful course through the Crimple Valley and our Kids Fun Run means that this is something all the family can enjoy. The support of Harmony Energy is crucial as it enables us to share our love of running with our wider community.”

Peter Kavanagh, CEO of Harmony Energy, said: “We’re delighted to be back supporting such a brilliant local event. It’s great to see people of all ages taking part.

“Good luck to all those participating.”

For full details and to sign up for the event, which has a £21 entry fee (£19 for Affiliated Runners) and £3 for the Kids Fun Run, please visit the Race Best course page.

Enter the Harmony Energy Harrogate 10k

Photo credit: Janos M Schmidt / World Triathlon (Jonny Brownlee) & Ray Thomson (Harrogate 10k 2022)

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