KEEN runners are being encouraged to sign up for an annual charity challenge, which is a key part of Bromsgrove Carnival weekend.

The Timberhonger 10k is being run to raise money for various charities including Friends of the Princess of Wales Community Hospital.

Members of the David Lloyd gym are entering a team which will be raising money for Together for Short Lives - a charity supporting children with life-limiting conditions.

The Timberhonger 10k course starts at the Bromsgrove end of Timberhonger Lane, and finishes in Sanders Park.

For youngsters, under 15, a Children’s Challenge of a distance just under a mile is also being held at the Kidderminster Road park.

Race director Mark Graham said: “It’s always a good evening and it will be great to see lots of people running, both in the main race and the ever popular children’s challenge.”

Both races are being run on Saturday, June 29, with the children’s race starting at 5.30pm and the main race starting at 6pm.

Entrance for the Timberhonger 10k costs £13, £11 for running club members. The Children’s Challenge costs £5 to enter.

Everyone who finishes receives a special Carnival medal.

For more details, or for an entry form, visit

More information is also available by calling Mark on 07881224699, or visit Facebook page Timberhonger 10k.