A 10k event in Winchester city centre is raising money for an air ambulance charity later this month.

The Winchester 10k Road Race will be supporting Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance on February 20.

The event last took place on Halloween last year, after it was moved forward due to the pandemic.

The race will feature a one-lap closed road route starting outside the historic Winchester Guildhall in The Broadway.

This year features a revised start with the race leaving the Broadway via the exit next to King Alfred's statue. The route heads up St George's Street before going out towards Kings Worthy.

The return leg passes through Headbourne Worthy and back towards Winchester before finishing at the North Walls Recreation Centre. The route is a mix of urban and countryside parkland.

The Winchester 10km Road Race started back in 1983 as a 10-mile distance. The race adopted the popular 10km format in the late 1980s.

The event costs £27 to enter and includes chip timing, photography, finisher medal and t-shirt.

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is an independent charity that brings an advanced critical care team to the most seriously ill and injured patients in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, giving them the best chance of survival and recovery, when the worst happens.

It currently costs £15,000 a day to maintain their life saving service. To donate outside of the event, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/challenging-events-ltd


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