Race for All brings in the cash

By Matthew McKew

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

 

Race for All brings in the cash

Danny Murray was among the runners to take part in the Isle of Wight Race for All. Picture by Nathan Lewis.

A SUCCESSFUL first year has laid the foundations for future Race for All fundraisers.

Around 130 people turned out for the inaugural races that followed 5km courses around Medina Leisure Centre and Seaclose Park on Sunday.

There were two races — a competitive race and a fun run.

Race for All supported Cancer Research UK and ran instead of the all-women event for Breast Cancer Awareness, Race For Life.

The Isle of Wight event was sponsored by Reynolds and Read and was attended by Pompey goalkeeping legend Alan Knight.

Organiser Jamie Bray, of B7 Events and Promotions, said: "It is hard to say how much was raised, because everyone receives sponsorship individually, but one group dressed as cavemen raised £2,000 and one individual raised £250.

"It was a fantastic achievement, especially considering there were other large events going on across the Island.

"We had been flapping a bit, because not many people had signed up, but then suddenly it went boom. We also had a number of people turn up on the day.

"In future years we will look at doing it at other times of the year, but it proved it could be successful."

For more pictures please see the Isle of Wight County Press on Friday, August 22.

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