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Tigers Foundation runners raise £6,000

Volunteers have helped to raise more than £6,000 for the Leicester Tigers Foundation after completing the Run For All Leicester 10K.

A group consisting of Tigers fans, members of Tigers FitFans group and club staff joined hundreds of runners to help raise money for charities close to their hearts.

The Tigers runners were welcomed on to the Welford Road at half-time at last weekend’s Aviva Premiership win over Gloucester where the fund-raising total of £6,084.76 was announced to the 20,000-strong crowd. 

The 10K run marked the first of its kind in Leicester organised by Run For All, who stage similar events across the UK, with Tigers legend Rory Underwood waving the starting flag.

The route began in Abbey Park, crossed the Grand Union canal into the city centre, then crossed the River Soar before heading back to the Event Village.

Tigers Foundation runners Emma Weighill and Jane McClleland, said: “We got on really well and it was a fantastic feeling to cross the finish line knowing all the money raised would go to helping the Foundation.

“We had a training plan and on the day the adrenaline kind of took over and it was a really great event.” 

Jane added: “It was my second 10K but it’s great for runners of all abilities. We’d definitely recommend to anyone to get involved.”

The money raised by the runners will go towards a number of Leicester Tigers Foundation projects which help 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