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All geared for Run2Remember
7:00pm Sunday 29th September 2013 in News
THE Royal British Legion is urging people to put on their running shoes in memory of fallen service personnel.
Run2Remember sets off at 11am from Lydiard Park on Saturday, November 9, the day before Remembrance Sunday.
Organisers hope for a packed field of runners to raise money for the ongoing work of the Legion.
Run2Remember will welcome runners of all ages and abilities, including serving members and veterans of the armed forces.
Charles Byrne, the Legion’s director of fundraising, said: “Last year we had almost 450 runners and this year we are planning to have even more. We welcome anyone and everyone who wants to show their support for a fantastic cause, whether remembering a loved one or backing those currently serving in Afghanistan or elsewhere.
“Whatever gear you want to wear, running kit, uniform or even fancy dress, and however you want to run, as a team or individually, you’ll be helping make this an enjoyable yet poignant occasion while standing shoulder to shoulder with all who serve.”
The run will offer options for all running styles and levels, with varying lengths and route options.
In addition to the usual 11km circuit and a 1.1km route, a new 5km circuit will be available.
The Defence Academy’s Military Wives Choir will be performing before the race starts.
Teams from all the services be on the start line. Last year Trooper Alan Cridland, from 21 Signal Regiment, was first over the line in 39 mins and 13 seconds.
This year Lee Stuart, who was in the Royal Marines for 15 years, will lead a military-style warm-up for all participants before the race.
Each week, the organisation spends £1.6 million providing direct support to past and present service personnel and their families.
For further information, including details of how to sign up, visit www.run2remember.org.uk or call 0845 845 1945.
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