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Foundation runners hit the road for Leicester 10K

A team of runners from the Leicester Tigers Foundation took part in the first ASDA Foundation 10K run in the city this weekend.

Starting and finishing at Abbey Park, the Tigers volunteers joined hundreds of runners to help raise money for their chosen charities.

Tigers legend Rory Underwood was also on hand to wave the starting flag, as he joined Leicester’s Lord Mayor for 2017-2018 Councillor Rashmikant Joshi.

Tigers Foundation runners were made up of season ticket holders, members of our community FitFans group and staff from Welford Road.

Underwood, who made more than 200 appearances for Leicester Tigers and is still England’s record try-scorer, said: “It was a hugely enjoyable day and I was honoured to be asked to be the official starter for the race. Seeing the runners cross the finish line was a great sight and a great inspiration for the city.

“A huge congratulations to our Tigers Foundation volunteers too, who have helped to raise money towards the Foundation’s work within the community such as its school programmes and local events as well as supporting the Tigers Wheelchair Rugby team.”

Organised by Run For All, who lead a number of charity runs across the UK, the route ventured from Abbey Park, across the Grand Union canal and into the city centre. Runners then crossed the River Soar before heading back to the Event Village at Abbey Park.

One of our Tigers Foundation runners and staff member at Tigers, Gaz Nash, said: “It had been a long time coming and we’d all be putting in the hours training so it was great to actually finish the race. I managed to beat my target of an hour so I’m chuffed to bits with that and I’ve managed to raise money for a great cause too.”

The Leicester Tigers Foundation helps to make a positive difference to the lives and opportunities of individuals and groups every year.

To get involved with the Foundation, or to find out more information, check out the Foundation page below.