There’s a new race in the Suffolk sporting events calendar that organisers hope will rival other national events, while helping fundraise for one of the counties most cherished charities.
Run or Cycle Events has teamed up with AgeUK Suffolk to create an exciting new mass participation running event for competitive and fun runners where solo runners and teams of two-to-eight people are challenged to cover as much distance as possible in 24 hours. And a special Business Team Challenge category aims to encourage businesses to support AgeUK Suffolk’s 70th birthday fundraising appeal.
Run or Cycle Events Director Greg Cooper says: “ROC24 – Suffolk 2019 is designed to provide a friendly and inclusive running festival environment for participants of all abilities and will take place within the magnificent grounds of Culford School, Bury St. Edmunds, from 1-2 June 2019.
Registration opened on October 1 and an amazing number of individuals and teams from far and wide have entered already. This is great news for us and our charitable partner AgeUK Suffolk of course. We have all been affected by the challenges faced by friends and family in later life, and so we are very proud to help support the fabulous services provided by this great charity.”
Jo Reeder, Head of Fundraising & Marketing for Age UK Suffolk, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Run or Cycle Events for their inaugural ROC24 event, which we hope will see people of all ages take part, and help to raise funds for Age UK Suffolk.
ROC24 is a different type of challenge, and one that we are encouraging people from all across Suffolk to take part in – whether you are a seasoned athlete or a novice, this event is a great way of getting involved, keeping fit and raising vital funds for a service that is supporting an ageing population. As a charity, we are particularly keen on partnership and team working, and would love to encourage teams of competitors to take part, and choose to support Age UK Suffolk as part of their activity.”
2018 sees the charity celebrate its 70th anniversary and with the launch of a new corporate supporter scheme, Platinum Friends, the charity aims to reach 70 new supporters in the year.
For more information, how to enter ROC24 and fundraise for AgeUK Suffolk visit: www.RunOrCycle.co.uk