A highly anticipated sporting event is returning to Redditch in support of a local food bank.

The Redditch Kingfisher 10k will take place on Sunday, October 29 and will boast a mini street festival featuring market traders, fun fair rides and live music.

The organiser, Raceways, will be partnering with Friends of Isaac’s Food Bank for the event with runners able to race for free by committing to fundraise £100 for the charity.

Clare Simmons from Friends of Isaac’s Food Bank said: “Isaac is incredibly grateful to Raceways for giving him the opportunity to be charity partners for the Kingfisher 10k.

“As a family, we are so very proud of Isaac and the massive difference he has made to our community during the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis.

“Money raised through this event will help him expand his network of foodbanks even further.”

The race, which first launched in 2022 and is sponsored by Subway Moons Moat and Washford, is inspired by the Kingfisher Trail with the course taking runners from the town centre out through the stunning Arrow Valley Country Park and Moons Moat.

Following the 10k, the event will transform into a street festival organised by co-hosts Redditch BID.

Redditch BID manager, Muj Rahman, said: “We’re thrilled to be once again co-hosting the Redditch Kingfisher 10k. This event presents a fantastic opportunity to showcase Redditch as a vibrant and active community.”

All runners will receive a medal at the finish line with t-shirts as an optional extra.

There will also be a children’s 1km fun run which is free to enter on day.

Events manager for Raceways, Sam Taylor, said: “We are so excited to bring the Kingfisher 10k back to Redditch. Last year was a brilliant race and it’s fantastic to be back.

“Friends of Isaac’s Food Bank is such an important local charity, so it is our great pleasure to be teaming up with them this year to help raise much needed funds for their charity.

“A huge thank you to Redditch BID for co-hosting again and the street festival following the race will be a brilliant way to see out the rest of the afternoon.”

Entries are now open and runners can sign up by visiting www.raceways.org.uk/redditch-kingfisher-10k

Information on road closures affecting Redditch town centre can be found on the race website.