East Grinstead 10k Runners Support LIBRA – Blood Cancer Charity


East Grinstead Lions Club are encouraging runners to sign up for this year’s East Grinstead 10K (EG10k), also known as The Andy Ripley Memorial Race, on Sunday 26th September.

Organised and supported by volunteers from the East Grinstead Triathlon Club and the East Grinstead Athletics Club, the special event is expected to attract 300-400 competitors.

The EG10k is a community event organised “for runners, by runners” with all proceeds going to East Grinstead Lions and Prostate Cancer UK. This year East Grinstead Lions are generously donating their funds raised to LIBRA!

Lion David Sluys is taking part and commented: “As the Lions South East District Childhood Cancer officer and I am delighted to be taking part in The East Grinstead 10K to help raise vital funds for LIBRA. I am hoping to help sign up a large group of runners to take part with me on the day.

“During the last nine years the race has raised over £18,000 for good causes so we hope to raise as much as possible for LIBRA, ensuring new and improved treatments for blood cancers and blood disorders can be created.”

The EG10k was rated the UK’s ‘Best Race for Beginners’ in Runner’s World in 2013. The race is a scenic, undulating multi-terrain on good footpaths, bridleways and residential roads. It is suitable for runners of all abilities – everyone is welcome.

Find out more here or call David Sluys on 07712224446 to register your interest.


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