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The Cabbage Patch 10 running race 2016

The Cabbage Patch 10 running race 2016

What is The Cabbage Patch 10? It is a 10 mile race organised by runners for runners.  It starts from King Street, Twickenham, crosses the Thames at Kingstone Bridge and Richmond Bridge, runs along the Riverside and finishes on the drive in from of the York House Civic Building in Twickenham.  It has been running for 35 years and is one of the flattest and most scenic 10 mile races in the country. 

The race is being organised this year by Caitlin Limmer,  founder of the BeaRCat Running Club.

Previous runners have included London 2012 Olympian Mo Farah!

Who Started it? In 1982 Frank Dupree, ex landlord of the Cabbage Patch Pub got together with Malcolm Ellis, founder of the Stragglers running club, and decided to put on a race for runners of all abilities and at the same time raise money for local charities.  Frank and Malcolm are still involved with the race and over the years have raised over £100,000. 

Who does the money go to? There are 2 main charities, first is Clarendon School, which is a day community special school for pupils aged 7 to 16 with moderate learning difficulties.  The money raised helps provide the best education and pastoral care to 100 young people.  Second is the MDS Patient Support Group.  MDS is Myelodysplastic Syndrome, which is a malfunction of the bone marrow meaning it cannot produce the correct quantity and quality of blood cells.  Part of the Support Group’s remit is to provide a help and advice telephone line 5 days a week, a support network for newly diagnosed patients, to provide a list of consultants who specialise in MDS, organise regional meetings/speakers, and to distribute information and raise awareness of MDS.

Race Day If you are not a runner but would like to support the race please come along and support the runners along the route.  The Headquarters is at the Cabbage Patch Pub, which is opposite Twickenham railway station, and run by Stuart Green who is also involved in making the whole day a success.

We will be there at the finish line to help relieve any strains and reduce the following day aches or pains with a Massage.

Prizes The prize giving ceremony will be held at the Cabbage Patch Pub, where the top 5 men and top 5 women will receive prizes from £80 to £500 each.  There are also prizes for the ‘veterans’, which have various age categories from 40 years for men and 35 years for the ladies.  As well as the cash prizes there are spot prizes of 2 Ridgeback Motion male and female bikes worth £299 each, and a Garmin GPS watch worth £130.  Every runner to cross the finish line will receive a long sleeved top and a medal to commemorate their achievement.

Please come along and support this great venture! Find out more here

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