ABOUT THE RACE
The Cabbage Patch 10 is a highly professional race. It is a race run by runners for runners and is almost as old as The London Marathon! It is one of the flattest, most scenic, ten mile races in the country aimed at runners of all standards on roads and towpaths. Starting in King Street, Twickenham, the route crosses the Thames at Kingston Bridge and Richmond Bridge, runs along the Riverside to finish on the drive in front of the York House Civic Building in Twickenham.
THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE RACE
The Cabbage Patch 10 was founded in 1982 by Frank Dupree, landlord of the Cabbage Patch Pub and high class runner, and Malcolm Ellis, founding member of The Stragglers running club.
Frank and Malcom are still involved with the race and work tirelessly with the same fantastic crew year after year, raising around £108,000 for charity. The Cabbage Patch Team are a very happy and loyal bunch of people who care deeply about bringing you a great day. Cabbage Patch 10 is in their DNA.
The Race Director of Cabbage Patch 10 is now Caitlin Limmer. Caitlin is Founder of The Bearcat Running Club, and Race director of The Turks Head 10k. Caitlin was awarded a Richmond Council Community award in 2014 and The Prime Minister’s Point of Light Award in October 2015. The Cabbage Patch 10 is dear to Caitlin’s heart, being the first race she ever ran, after having been seriously ill. Caitlin says, “It is like coming full circle. I have a great passion for The Cabbage Patch 10, Frank Dupree has been a friend for years, and it was the first running event I ever entered. I will see that this race remains everything it has been in the previous 35 years while bringing some added passion to what the committee and Stragglers have already lovingly given. I hope that the extra help of The Bearcat Running Club will see the race continue to be what it has always been; a race of legends, both in the Olympic athlete and the common runner”.
All runners will receive a now legendary long sleeve top - and this year a medal will be introduced too.