Dust is still settling on Elland’s roads after it was pounded by 500 feet.

Novice and experienced runners alike turned out to take on a 10k and 5k challenge in aid of Overgate Hospice.

And while the run was supported by the help of 80 volunteers, nurses from the hospice were on hand to give out medals to those crossing the finish line.

The challenge is held annually to raise cash for the palliative care centre, which is currently marking its 35th anniversary.

Sunday’s 10k race started from the Halifax Trinity Academy and was won by Joseph Crossfield, while Harry Stevens came in front in the 5k. Both are members of the Halifax Harriers.

Sponsors Caravan Guard who took part

The event was sponsored by Calderdale-based caravan insurers Caravan Guard, who brought a team of four along to take part.

Marketing director Craig Thompson said: “We’re hugely proud to sponsor such a well-planned and supported event.

“What was highly noticeable was all the camaraderie among all participants, volunteers and spectators that lined the route.”

Overgate was founded in 1981 and is Calderdale’s only adult hospice. It recently featured as one of the filming locations for BBC drama Happy Valley.

Filming locations from Happy Valley

Happy Valley locations
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Event fundraiser Rebecca Gill said: “We would like to extend a massive thank you to all those who took part, including several of our team members at the Hospice.

“We hope to raise upwards of £20,000 for the Hospice which will go a long way to help us care for those suffering from life-limiting illnesses.”

Mascot Harold the Hare hugs a runner