Bridgnorth Walk set to return this year

Organisers from one of Shropshire's biggest charity fundraising events have announced provisional plans for it to take place this year.

The Bridgnorth Walk and Marathon 2019
The Bridgnorth Walk and Marathon 2019

Subject to coronavirus restrictions, the Bridgnorth Walk and Marathon will take place on Sunday, September 12.

The event, which has run for more than 50 years and is organised by the Bridgnorth Lions, usually takes place at the end of May.

Typically, more than £100,000 is raised for a variety of local and national charities and good causes when it takes place every year.

It last took place in 2019, with last year's event falling victim to the pandemic.

Peter Parker, event organiser, said: "Up until now we have been reluctant to name a date due to the ongoing lockdown and other restrictions.

"But with the easing of restrictions and the vaccination programme going so well we are hoping that we will be allowed to hold the event in September.

“By announcing a date we feel that we will give local people something positive to look forward to after such a difficult period in everyone’s lives.

"Naturally, we will be fully compliant with any Government restrictions in place at that time.

“We are in the process of sharing our plans with various bodies, including Bridgnorth Town Council. As before, we will welcome competitors of all levels who can expect to enjoy a truly wonderful community event.

"We will have the traditional walk up the Brown Clee, the marathon with a slightly amended route and a junior event starting from Ditton Priors."

The Bridgnorth Walk website is set to open for entries in the coming weeks, when further details of the event will also be announced.

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