Ely Festive 5k - which returns on November 26 - sells out in record time
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This year’s edition of the Ely Festive 5k has sold out faster than ever before.
The region’s favourite festive challenge returns on November 26 but those still wanting to sign up will be disappointed as all 650 places were snapped up by October 11.
The annual fun run is sponsored by Ward Gethin Archer and Cambridge Building Society and organised by Arthur Rank Hospice to help raise funds to support thousands of people living with a life-limiting illness across Cambridgeshire.
Runners and walkers start the race at Ely Market Square at 11am before navigating a circular route around Ely Country Park, along the River Ouse, through the Jubilee Gardens, up Cherry Hill and onto the Gallery before returning to Market Square for the big finish.
Hundreds turn out every year to take in the race, and it has raised £63,000 since its inception in 2010.
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Tasha Hills, senior events and marketing officer at Arthur Rank, said: “Each year we need to secure £7.45 million in order to provide our essential care to thousands of people, not only at our sites in Cambridge and Wisbech, but also across the county in people’s homes.
“We hope those taking part will rally friends, family and colleagues to show their support through sponsorship of their 5k fancy dress efforts.”
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