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06 Mar 2019

Join the SpecialEffect British 10k team!

Dust off your running shoes (and your Sonic costumes) – the 2019 British 10k is HERE! Start the countdown to Sunday 21st July.

It's our longest standing fundraising event, and back in the day a hard core of games industry professionals made something of a name for themselves by completing the race dressed as their favourite video games characters - a tradition that has continued to this day!

One thing that has changed is the size of the team, which in the last few years has grown to over 100 runners. In fact, in 2017 SpecialEffect won the Biggest Charity Team Award – not bad for a small charity from West Oxfordshire!

But the main thing is that over the years the money raised by our British 10k team has enabled us to help literally hundreds more seriously disabled people to enjoy access to the video games that many of the people running for us actually make! It really is no exaggeration to say that this is the central race in the charity’s events calendar.

In recognition of this long-standing affiliation between SpecialEffect and the British 10k, Virgin Sport have now invited us to be a Platinum Partner on the event, representing an exciting development in terms of what we can offer to participants on the day. Amongst the new additions that runners will see this year will be an official charity meeting point on Trafalgar Square and supporter cheer zone along the route.

However, the core elements of the experience will be very familiar to anyone who has taken part before, with fun and fancy dress very much the order of the day - not to mention the all-important post-race drink!

Once again we’re aiming to smash our previous record of over 125 runners, so to find out more or to avail of our special Early Bird discount entry fee of just £30 please visit our British 10K registration page at https://enterprise.mitingu.com/specialeffect/british-10k

We're very grateful to our Reception Sponsors FOCUS Oxford Risk Management for their generous support of our 2019 British 10k team. You can read more about our Charity of the Year partnership with FOCUS here: https://bit.ly/2TBjheU

Below: Many of the fantastic 2018 runners in Trafalgar Square

Runners waving in front of Nelson's Column

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