In 2020, the 38th edition of the Tata Steel Richard Burton 10k and Runtech Kevin Webber Mini Miler took a different form due to the challenges posed by Covid-19 and social distancing requirements.
With the usual socially focused activities not feasible, the race committee made the decision to organise a Virtual Event. Despite the unexpected circumstances, the response from runners exceeded our expectations, with 1237 entries and 1094 recorded finish times for the 10k run, along with 192 entries and 144 recorded finish times for the Mini Miler.
We are immensely grateful for the support of our main sponsors, Tata Steel and Runtech, as well as our other sponsors, who continue to make this event possible. Although the event and charity donation will be virtual, we invite you to explore event details and race photos on our Facebook group, and stay tuned for links to recorded and live virtual events.
All proceeds generated from the Richard Burton runs are dedicated to charitable causes within the Bryn & Cwmafan area. By participating in this race, you not only embark on a remarkable running experience but also contribute significantly to improving the lives of many individuals. The photos showcase Shaun Tobin and other members of the Race Committee presenting a walking frame to Paul Sherwood, who has been battling GFAP encephalitis—a rare and potentially fatal disease that has caused him to experience suicidal thoughts. With the support of the Mauraders and their assistance, Paul's outlook on life has greatly improved. The walking frame will enable him to engage in outdoor exercise, making a profound impact on his life and that of his family.
The Giving Continues
The RB10k team continues to make a meaningful impact through ongoing activities and the funds raised from the 2020 virtual run. One notable endeavour is Jack Hurley's inspiring feat of running seven marathons in seven days, starting from Sunday, June 20th. Jack is raising money for The All Wales Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre at the University Hospital Llandough Cardiff. The funds will support the growing needs of over 300 adults in Wales who are living with cystic fibrosis and benefiting from advancements in treatment, leading to longer and healthier lives.
Furthermore, the RB10K proudly supported the #40Miles4Thrive in April challenge, aimed at raising funds to assist women affected by domestic abuse. We provided unique slate coasters for adults and wooden medals for children who stepped up to the challenge, enabling them to raise money for this important cause. Helping those in need remains an ongoing mission for the RB10K team, as we continue to strive towards making a positive difference in our community.