There's a new 10km race in town on Sunday 15th November in Hyde Park
Sunday 15 November 2009 sees After Adoption launch its inaugural Hyde Park 10k Run.
Hyde Park is one of the largest green spaces in Central London and provides a fantastic place to run in the heart of the capital. It has also been selected as one of the venues for London 2012, where thousands of spectators will witness the world’s elite athletes cross the finish line.
For experienced and novice runners alike, After Adoption’s charity run gives you the opportunity to improve your fitness levels, beat your personal best, or just have a fun day out in London’s finest parkland with friends and family.
Last year we helped over 8,200 people deal with the difference adoption can bring to their lives. We provided expertise to over 1,000 adoptive families, allowing them to continue to provide a stable home environment to their adopted children. We worked with nearly 2,800 birth parents, allowing them to understand their loss and help to turn their lives around. We supported over 2,500 adopted people, helping them to understand their past. We ran youth forums and engaged nearly 200 young people in our direct youth work. We worked with over 50 potential adopters, assessing and preparing them for the challenges and rewards adoption can bring.
The likely chilly winter weather we'll have by then should give everyone an opportunity to run a good time. It will be a small race, for a good cause, and so deserves the support.