Residents are being warned not to miss the 39th Abbots Langley Tough Ten races early next month.
On the morning of Sunday, October 3, hundreds of runners of all ages will leave Manor House Playing Fields in Abbots and run either a Park Run, 3K, 5K or 10K race.
All will receive medals whatever time they take, and some special participants will walk off with personal and annually awarded trophies.
With team trophies for the winning too, they will be fiercely contested by local schools and other teams.
Over the years, the monies raised by the charity have supported youth clubs and groups from Scouts and Guides to Taikwondo and local youth football sides.
The community centre has benefited from new equipment, as has the Monday Club and local charity, Electric Umbrella.
The Tough Ten committee have funded a week’s trip with Waterways Experience for young people with disabilities, supported Herts and Beds Air Ambulance, paid for equipment for a team member in the GB Youth Rafting World Championships and helped a variety of applicants with school volunteer projects and Duke of Edinburgh trials.
Local hospices have been regular beneficiaries, as has Breakspeare School.
They have also helped refurbish the war memorial, as well as supporting families battling with life threatening illnesses to help improve their daily lives.