City of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club (CoSARC) raised £2000 for Salisbury Samaritans with the Virtual Salisbury 10 mile race.
The Salisbury 10 mile road race was cancelled in March 2020 due to the pandemic and the CoSARC race organisers already had the wonderfully designed bespoke finishing medals and T-shirts, so the race was changed to a virtual race to be completed in November and December 2020.
Over 500 participants took part in the Virtual Salisbury 10 mile race, some running the actual Salisbury 10 route and others choosing to run their own route nearer to home. As there were some left over medals and T-shirts, these were sold so that new entrants could participate. The proceeds of these additional places meant that an incredible £2000 was raised and donated to The Samaritans Charity.
Director of Salisbury Samaritans, Paul Jordan said “Thank you to everybody at the running club who was involved in the wonderful effort of raising £2000 for Salisbury Samaritans. We are especially grateful to receive this in a year when our usual big fundraising event, the Samsride sponsored cycle ride, could not take place because of the pandemic. Our volunteers have been magnificent this year, keeping our vital service going at close to a 24/7 level, and your efforts play a vital part in meeting branch expenses and making sure we’re there for those people who need us at any time of the day or night.”
The CoSARC race committee would like to thank everyone who participated and look forward to seeing everyone at the real life 2022 event!