Hundreds of runners put their best feet forward to help boost a hospice’s funds.
The popular Kirkwood Hospice Trail Run returned for the fourth year.
And runners were keen to take up the challenge, with over 300 from all over Huddersfield and beyond pulling on their trainers and vests for today’s occasion.
Setting off from Leeds Road Sports Complex they enjoyed the sunshine and scenery as they sprinted along Huddersfield Broad Canal.
Organisers were delighted with the continued success of the event, which in the last four years has raised more than £25,000 for the charity.
This year 260 runners took on the 10k challenge while 51 participated in the shorter 5k race which replaced the fun run held in previous years.
Many were returning to the event keen to break their personal bests from previous years.
Running clubs were well represented with participants including 60 members from Stainland Harriers,
For the first time this year those taking part were tracked using chip timing.
The Trail run was the brainchild of Kirkwood Hospice trustee John Philpott.
He wanted to raise money in memory of his late wife Joanne, who died of cancer five years ago this week.
The event has since gone from strength to strength and now plays an important part in the hospice’s fundraising calendar.
All of the money raised goes towards the Dalton-based charity’s work providing specialist care for people in Kirklees facing life-threatening illness.
Gabrielle Butler, fundraiser at Kirkwood Hospice, said: “We’ve had over 300 runners, the sun has been shining at the atmosphere has been fantastic.
“Over the last four years it has raised over £25,000 towards patient care and it’s an important event.
“It’s a fast, flat route and quite a few come and get their personal bests. It is also a really pretty route with the canal.
“There’s also the personal stories and we’ve had people coming from further a field including Wakefield, Barnsley and Sheffield.”
Runners can check their race times on the Race Results website.