The organisers of the re-launched Keynsham 10K have announced that the race will be sponsored by B Block pizza.
Part of The Chocolate Quarter development at Somerdale, B Block Pizza has become a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike and has earned rave reviews along the way.
St Monica Trust’s Food Development Manager, Adrian Kirikmaa said: “We’ve had fantastic support from the people of Keynsham since we opened.
“It’s great to give something back to the local community by supporting the relaunch of this popular race and the amazing work that Empire Fighting Chance are doing transforming the lives of young people in Bristol.”
“I think that anyone who runs 10K deserves a treat and staff from B Block Pizza will be at the start/finish line selling bacon sandwiches, tea, coffee, pastries and our signature chocolate brownies.
“There will also be a free banana for every competitor courtesy of our friends at, Total Produce.”
All proceeds from the race will go to Empire Fighting Chance, which was set up 11 years ago to support youngsters aged from eight to 25 in fighting the impact of deprivation on their lives.
Jamie Sanigar, a co-founder of Empire Fighting Chance said: “We are totally blown away by B Block’s support for the race and the excitement that bringing it back is causing – we already have 500 runners signed up for the race and we anticipate more will sign up in the next few weeks.
“Runners need to be aware that there will be no opportunity to sign up on the day itself so get registering now.”
The Keynsham 10K is scheduled to take place on Sunday 7 October at 10am, starting outside The Chocolate Quarter and following a similar route to the old race.
Runners will leave Somerdale, go into High Street, along Charlton Road to Chewton Keynsham and then back via the Memorial Park.
Local running club, Bitton Road Runners teamed up with Empire Fighting Chance to relaunch the popular race after a five year hiatus.
The race will be chip-timed and there will be prizes for all participants, including for the first three men and ladies finishers, age categories and club teams.
Open from 7.30am until 9.30pm daily, B Block serves authentic wood fired pizzas, the best coffee in the West Country from local roasters, Brian Wogan and a range of salads, paninis, baguettes and mouth-watering pastries.
B Block is located within an 8 minute walk of Keynsham High Street. There is a bus stop located outside of B Block and a train station within a 5 minute walk of The Chocolate Quarter.
For more information follow the restaurant on social media @BBlockPizza on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit www.b-blockpizza.co.uk.
Competitors can register for the race online at www.fullonsport.com/event/keynsham10k/profile