Mad Dog 10k – 10th Feb 2013

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The Mad Dog 10K run 2013 is soon going to be not only one of the biggest events in the town, but also one of the biggest fund raising events for local charities, we are so proud of the event and the way in which local people get behind it” said David Snape, the Chairman of Southport Hesketh Round Table.

“Mad Dog is such an asset to the town, please everybody do come out  come and support the fantastic runners “ – Eddie Snape Round Table President

“We like to think that the Mad Dog is a success because of the incredible attention to detail that goes on in the race organisation and planning.  Each year we try and make the race a better event than the previous year, and this year will see live entertainment out on the course” -Adrian Shandley, Race Director.

“The prizes, awards, goody bags, medals and t-shirts are even better than last year and we believe that this is an event that local people should be really proud of.  It is another example of the community at its best” said Chris Green, Mad Dog Committee member.

 Key Facts about the race

1)            In the first year that it was run, the Mad Dog 10K was voted the best 10K in the UK by runners.

2)            In the second year that it was run, it was also voted amongst the top 3 10K runs in the UK.

3)            The Mad Dog 10K run has doubled in size each year, this year there will be 2,400 runners.

4)            The Mad Dog is now the biggest run of its type in the area (by a long way)

5)            The Mad Dog 10K does not accept entries on the day, although there is a run for children (The Crazy Pups Fun Run), which does accept entries on the day.

6)            The Mad Dog 10K Run is named after a member of Southport Hesketh Round Table, who died suddenly (Tony McWade, whose nickname was “Mad Dog”).

7)            This year, the Mad Dog will bring in approximately 4,000 people from out of town (spectators and runners).

8)            The Mad Dog website is

9)            This year the Mad Dog has some significant sponsors, which can be seen on the website, but the fancy dress sponsorship is provided by Mad Dog Energy Lemonade – logos attached.


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