The Cambridge Cambourne 10k is run entirely by volunteers on a non-profit basis. When the Cambridge Cambourne 10k started nine years ago it was decided that any surplus from the race should be donated to a local charity. We try to choose a relatively small charity for whom our donation can make a significant difference and, in return, the charity helps out on race day – along with a dedicated team of helpers from Cambridge & Coleridge Athletic Club, members of the local Cadet Force and local school PTAs – by providing marshals. Our nominated charity for the 2017 event is Arthur Rank Hospice (read more below).
This partnership arrangement continues to work well and one of the real pleasures of organising the race is meeting and working alongside the staff and volunteers of our nominated charities. These are special people and seeing them at work, hearing their stories and learning more about what they do is a humbling experience.
So, as we look forward to welcoming all the runners for the 2018 race, we remember not only the hundreds of smiling faces of the spectators and the competitors as they cross the finishing line but also the warmth, humility and friendship which our charity workers bring and the huge respect and admiration we have for them.
2018 main charity: Arthur Rank Hospice
Registered charity number: 1133354
Also supporting: Cambridge & Coleridge Athletics Trust
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation number: 1169959
The Cambridge & Coleridge Athletics Trust supports athletes in Cambridge & South Cambridgeshire, helping to provide the best facilities, training and equipment to everyone who wishes to take part in athletics.