One of Guernsey’s most popular inclusive running events has been given a boost thanks to a new sponsorship partnership with Investec.
The three-year agreement will help cover the costs of running the event and providing participants with t-shirts, medals and ‘goody bags’ to heighten their enjoyment of taking part. The support means that Guernsey Mind can focus on raising funds for its work through runners’ entry fees and personal sponsorship.
The 10K Fun Run is now in its fourth year and has grown steadily in popularity, with numbers of participants increasing from 130 in 2014 to over 400 last year. The event is open to runners of all abilities and aims to raise awareness of the positive links between physical and mental health.
Laurel Le Tocq of Guernsey Mind said, “We are delighted to welcome Investec as the new sponsor of the Fun Run. We were looking for a partner who would be proactive and creative in helping us to grow the event to its full potential, and the team at Investec is already getting behind our vision to become the largest Fun Run held in Guernsey.”
Nick Leale of Investec added, “The link between mental and physical health is well proven. We were delighted to be approached by Guernsey Mind and are keen to support the Fun Run because it reflects our belief in creating a work environment that supports the wellbeing of our people. We are looking forward to being involved in developing the event over the next three years and wish all of this year’s runners the best of luck.”
The Investec Guernsey Mind Fun Run is being held on Sunday 9 September starting at 09:30 from KGV. The event is supported by the Guernsey Athletics Club, KGV, Civil Protection and Guernsey Police.
Registration for the event will open later this month.