Run4Men will return for it’s fourth year in Jersey on 13th July 2014. The sporting challenge will bring together male participants to raise funds for research into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
Run4Men was created in order to provide an event for men who wanted to take part in a similar event to the popular Race For Life. Individuals wishing to take part in the event can sign up via http://www.run4men.org.je/register
The event organisers are building on the success of the initiative last year and are hoping to attract 300 male runners. Santander Corporate Banking have once again committed to being headline sponsors and other local businesses are clubbing together to support the event and lead the fight against Cancer. Gerry Flynn, owner of the Old Station Café will be donating half of all tea and coffee profits to the charity. Gerry and his wife will also be managing a water station to ensure runners are well hydrated. The café is fortuitously located half way between the starting and finishing line. The staff members of Fitness First are have also agreed to support the event by providing bottles of water for the water stations.
Run4Men has been organised for the beginning of July to coincide with the school holidays and encourage participants of all ages. The event offers a choice of three distances; 5km, 10km and 15km to suit all abilities. The event costs £15 to register which includes a Run4Men T-shirt. All participants are also encouraged to seek sponsorship for their participation.
Stephen O’Brien, Event Organiser, commented:
‘The event has improved every year and, with an impressive recruitment drive from this year’s Jersey Committee, we are expecting an increase in participants. On behalf of the local Cancer Research committee I would like to thank all the businesses that are supporting Run4Men. I would also like to encourage new people to sign up and join our challenge; it’s a scenic run with great camaraderie and an enjoyable way to raise funds for such an important cause.’
Robert Christensen, Chairman of Cancer Research UK, Jersey Committee, commented:
‘We are very lucky to receive such loyal support from Islanders over the years and I hope we have a great turn out this year. The initiative will raise valuable funds for Cancer Research UK, specifically benefitting The Southampton Research Centre, which is an important facility for Islanders. I urge people to sign up this year for Run4Men and help us in the fight against cancer.’