Hundreds of entries for road race
ENTRIES are already running into their hundreds for a charity road race – but there is still time for more eager fundraisers to take part.Organisers of the annual Felixstowe Rotary Road Races are anticipating one of the biggest ever fields for the popular event's fun run, which could mean a record sum for charity.
ENTRIES are already running into their hundreds for a charity road race – but there is still time for more eager fundraisers to take part.
Organisers of the annual Felixstowe Rotary Road Races are anticipating one of the biggest ever fields for the popular event's fun run, which could mean a record sum for charity.
The races are being held on the seafront on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6, and several hundred entries have been received for the hour-long fun run.
Local clubs and organisations have put in teams – many expected to don fancy dress – and a large number of individuals have also entered.
The fun runners pay £3 to enter for under 16s and £5 for over 16s and then raise as much sponsorship for their chosen cause as they can.
Organisers of the day, the Rotary Club of Felixstowe, have pledged £1,000 from their fundraising to the Evening Star-backed appeal to build a memorial to murdered schoolgirl Vicky Hall.
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It is hoped many of the runners taking part will also contribute to the appeal by nominating it as their chosen charity.
The donation of £1,000 is a huge boost for the appeal to build a sports pavilion in memory of 17-year-old Vicky, who was snatched from the street and killed as she walked home to Trimley St Mary from a Felixstowe nightclub.
The road races will take place on a mile-long course, starting and finishing at the Spa Pavilion with runners going along the seafront and up along the clifftops in Hamilton Gardens and down to the sea via Bent Hill.
The event – which regularly raises up to £10,000 for good causes – will also include a Suffolk AAA five-mile championship race, with the main sponsor being Felixstowe Car Centre, Crescent Road.
Entry forms are available from the Evening Star Adcenta in Solar superstore in Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, and further information is available from Mark Davis on 01394 670367.
n People can support the Evening Star appeal for Vicky by sending donations. Cheques should be made payable to the Vicky Hall Memorial Fund and sent to Geraldine Thompson, editor's secretary, Evening Star, Press House, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1AN.