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Suffolk Launches new 24 Hour Race

Published on 26 November 2018 01:57 PM

There's a new race in the Suffolk sporting events calendar that organisers hope will rival other national events, while helping to fundraise for Age UK Suffolk.

Run Or Cycle Events has teamed up with Age UK Suffolk to create an exciting new mass participation running event for competitive and fun runners - where solo's and teams of 2-8 people are challenged to cover as much distance as possible in 24 hours. And a special 'Business Team Challenge' category aims to encourage businesses to support our 70th birthday fundraising appeal.

Run or Cycle Events Director Greg Cooper says: "ROC24 - Suffolk 2019 is designed to provide a friendly and inclusive 'running festival' environment for participants of all abilities and will take place within the magnificent grounds of Culford School, Bury St. Edmunds, from 1st-2nd June 2019." 

"Registration opened on 1st October and we have had an amazing amount of individuals and teams from far and wide enter already. This is great news for us and our charitable partner Age UK Suffolk of course. We have all been affected by the challenges faced by friends and family in later life, and so we are very proud to help support the fabulous services provided by this great charity."

Jo Reeder, Head of Fundraising & Marketing for Age UK Suffolk said: “we are delighted to be partnering with Run Or Cycle Events for their inaugural event ROC24, which we hope will see people of all ages take part, and help to raise funds for Age UK Suffolk. ROC24 is a different type of challenge, and one that we are encouraging people from all across Suffolk to take part in – whether you are a seasoned athlete, or a novice, this event is a great way of getting involved, keeping fit and raising vital funds for a service that is supporting an ageing population.  As a charity, we are particularly keen on partnership and team working, and would love to encourage teams of competitors to take part, and choose to support Age UK Suffolk as part of their activity."  

For more information, how to enter ROC24 and fundraise for Age UK Suffolk visit