The Salisbury 10

City of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club

Press Release                                                                                                             April 5th 2019

Rod Smith 10mile’s charity support

The region’s flagship road running event, the Salisbury Rod Smith 10mile is joining forces with Alzheimer’s Support on Sunday 14th April to raise funds for the charity and mark the contribution to the event’s previous years of success achieved by its former race director and his team.

Rod Smith will be spectating at the event on the day, having been diagnosed with the disease around two years ago. Although he no longer runs, Rod remains a keen follower of the club and its role in the wider Salisbury community.

The race will start from the running track at Five Rivers leisure centre at 10am and after winding its way up one side of the Woodford Valley and back down the other, will finish back on the track. A record entry of 950 athletes will take on the challenge, including more than a hundred – also a record – from the organisers, the City of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club.

The club plans to collect donations from competitors arriving at nearby carparks, plus baking hundreds of cakes for post-race refreshments and sharing proceeds from the race with the charity.

Commenting on the partnership between Alzheimer’s Support and Salisbury’s running club, Laura Crouch from the charity said:

“As all too many of us know, this disease can hugely affect people’s lives. At the charity we want to raise our profile so that our services become better known and can benefit more of those who are affected directly by it, and their carers. We’re delighted to be working with the club in this way.”


Note to editors: Alzheimer’s Support is a Wiltshire charity that has been supporting people living with all types of dementia since 1990 and brought its award-winning services to the Salisbury area for the first time in 2017.

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