The Cancer Research UK Jersey Committee will again be hosting the Run4Men event on Sunday 22nd September. The event brings together male runners of all ages to raise much-needed funds for the cancer charity.
Last year the event attracted 150 competitors but event organisers are hoping for a sharp increase this year. The money raised will go towards Professor Martin Glennie’s immune system project; vital research which is investigating how we can train the immune system to fight cancer.
The event has already received a fantastic boost from Jersey Rugby Club with the Director of Jersey Rugby Club Ben Harvey, conditioning coach Jake Aliker, and a number of the academy signed up to take part. Other sports groups and men spanning all generations have also registered for the physical event.
The course is split into three distances; 5km, 10km and 15km all starting from Les Jardins de la Mer. Participation costs £15 for runners over 18 years old and £5 for males under 18 years old and includes a free Run4Men T-Shirt.
This year the event has benefitted from the support of two local companies; Santander Corporate and Private Banking and Fitness First gym. Santander have funded the cost of the new website and Run4Men t-shirts. The brand new interactive website www.run4men.org.je includes online registration and a form which can be downloaded and printed.
Steve O’Brien, Relationship Director, Santander Corporate and Commercial Banking, and Run4Men event organiser, said:
‘So far we have received just over 100 sign ups including a variety of sports clubs and family members. I would like to encourage as many sports clubs as possible to take part in the event. The course is split up into a variety of distances making it appealing for all running abilities and an ideal warm up for those taking part in the Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon.’
Robert Christensen, Chairman, Cancer Research UK Jersey Committee, commented:
‘Please help us to make this a major fundraising event for men, to rival the similar Race For Life. Clubs of different types are welcome to register for the event. We hope local men will turn up in strength to raise valuable funds for the charity.’