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READ | Millers backing for Ray as he looks for Rotherham 10K support

29 April 2019

Marathon man Ray Matthews is once again putting in the miles to get locals pounding the pavements at this year’s 2019 Rotherham 10k.

The inspirational Ray, who ran 75 marathons in 75 days beginning on his 75th birthday all in aid of raising funds for Newman School, spearheaded the long-awaited return of the event last year which saw runners of all ages and abilities turn out on a scorching May morning.

With this year’s event set to take place on Sunday 12th May, he is hoping for an equally impressive turnout with the Millers backing the drive for runners by showing their support in posing for a photo at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

Fitness enthusiast and keen runner Warne was quick to praise Ray’s efforts in organising the 10k and took the opportunity to encourage any interested Millers to sign up.

“My love for all things running-related is well-documented and it will be brilliant to see runners of all abilities lacing up for this year’s event,” he told

“It’s not about how fast you finish and I can assure you there will be a great feeling of satisfaction waiting for you as you cross that finish line.

“As I understand it, there was a brilliant turnout as the event returned last year and it would be brilliant to see as many Millers tops out there as possible on what promises to be another really good run.”

Ray expressed his gratitude towards the Millers and Paul Warne for their efforts in boosting the running numbers ahead of the event, which he hopes will help to bring the Rotherham community closer together.

“It’s fantastic to have the support of the football club, whose work is right at the heart of the community,” he told enthused.

“Having them on board will hopefully see a few more Millers fans choosing to join us on 12th May for the 10k or the fun run.

“The idea of the event is to get Rotherham active,” Ray added.

“We want to give Rotherham what most big events in the big cities do and bring the community together. The 10k promotes Rotherham as a town and to get the feel-good factor sweeping the town while getting people active in the process.”

A one mile fun run will also take place on the day around Clifton Park with entry prices for the events as follows:

10k Race: £13 for entrants who are members of a an affiliated club and have a UK Race Licence (see below)

10k Race: £ 16 for entrants who are not members of a an affiliated club and have no UK Race Licence (often called 'unattached')

Fun Run: £ 3 for entrants who are members of an affiliated club

Fun Run: £ 5 for entrants who are not members of an affiliated club

For full information click the link below.

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