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The power of the pen

Who would have thought that a letter to the Guernsey Press by a slightly irate resident of the King’s Mills area of Castel, Guernsey would lead to a community movement that raised thousand of pounds for two local charitable causes.  Well that’s just what happened.

After a letter appeared in the Guernsey Press runners started frequenting the lanes of this corner of the Castel parish, taking cheeky selfies and before long a Facebook page emerged and gained hundreds of members.  Epic Challenges saw the opportunity to harness the community spirit for a charitable cause and on foul Sunday morning at the beginning of January hundreds of runners turned up and raised £4,657.15 for two young Guernsey people – Anthony McMahon and Jonah Gillingham who have serious medical conditions.

Images:
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Links:

Facebook page : Kings Mills Jogging Club

Charitable organisation : Epic Challenges Guernsey

Guernsey Press: News Article

Images courtesy of Facebook, Epic Challenges, The Kings Mills Jogging Club 

Aid Reaching Children Santa Fun Run 2015 : Sunday 13th Decemeber

This year’s Santa fun run tales place on Sunday 13th December, starting at 11:30am from Pembroke Car park.  The event is in support of Aid Reaching Children – for entry and fund raising details visit their website.

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Guernsey’s first Zombie run

The zombies took over Guernsey at the beginning of October in a fund raising event for Guernsey Scouts.  Checkout the great video!  We understand they hope to run it again in the future so keep an eye on their website for more details.

Guernsey Zombie run website

AID REACHING CHILDREN SANTA FUN RUN

Sun 14th Dec 2014
£5 entry.

Starting off at Pembroke, adult route is along route Militaire to the “Half Way” then along the front, up The Pollet and finishing off at the Town Church. (That’s about 6km)

Runners/walkers and bikers are asked to sign in before 10.30am, children are asked to sign in at Bulwer Avenue by the Media Centre no later than 11am.
Details from Linda on 07781 103369.

This Is EPIC Night Time Marathon.

12 people joined Philip Smith and Warren Mauger at 2am on Friday 5th December to run the full 26.2 miles marathon – various other runners joined in and by then end of the run there were 30 runners enjoying running under the moonlight sky to support and stand alongside Marathonmanuk.

More details on the This is Epic facebook page

 

Sport Relief Mile : Footes Lane 22nd March 2014

Come and run a mile and raise money for a great cause at Footes Lane this Saturday.  Open to all ages, refreshments will be available from the GIAAC club room.

More information on GIAAC website here.

Mud-n-Fun Run 2014

Saturday 15th February : Start at 2:00pm
The 2014 Mud-n-Fun run is now open for entries, sponsored by accounting firm Grant Thornton the biennial event is organised by the Hash House Harriers.

The 3.5mile course crosses the low lying land in the middle of the Island encompassing many ditches, stream and assorted man made obstacles.  This year the run will start from The Track – home of Bel’s Football Club adjacent the Bowl in Victoria Avenue.

The 2014 event is raising money for Riding for the Disabled and Headway Guernsey.

More details and entries can be made from the event website : http://www.gt-ci.com/mud-n-fun

600 Santa’s Running to town

 

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The 2013 Santa Run was a huge success for the Aid reaching Children charity with about 600 Santa’s taking part in the run from Pembroke to Town.

Guernsey Press write up : here

Santa Fun Run – 15th December

AID REACHING CHILDREN ANNUAL SANTA FUN RUN
Sun 15th Dec 2013
All funds raised in aid of the Philippines. Starting at Pembroke and finishing in Church Square. Adult race starts 11.30am Junior Race starts at 11.45am from Bulwer Avenue. Medals for everyone taking part and a prize for most original Santa in both age groups. Registration at Aladdin’s Cave, Beau Sejour or aidreachingchildren.com