Let's all light up the night for Sarah
Hundreds of runners will raise vital funds for Women's Aid charity while reclaiming the freedom of night running for women everywhere
Sarah Everard was just walking home on Wednesday 3 March when she was abducted and murdered in the most horrifying circumstances. The 33-year-old Durham University graduate from York was living in the Brixton Hill area of London and had just started a new job with a digital media agency in Holborn.
Sarah enjoyed running and has been pictured beaming with pride and joy, clutching a medal apparently from a recent Run Richmond event. She favoured ON Cloud running shoes and was the epitome of a modern, healthy, independent woman who was simply making her way in life.
Her abduction occurred just five days before International Women's Day and the nation was shocked to learn that a serving Metropolitan Police Officer had been arrested and charged with her kidnap and murder.
The wheels of justice may turn slowly but there is an urgent need for things to change quickly and for something tangible and good to come from such an awful situation. With that aim in mind, Ripl Fitness has launched the Night Run for Sarah to raise vital funds for Women's Aid charity
Night Run for Sarah is a 5K virtual run at 8:00pm on Saturday 27 March 2021. The idea is for hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of runners to unite; to light up the night, and to reclaim the freedom of night running for women everywhere.
Participants are advised to run in socially-distanced pairs for their safety and to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. The event is entirely not for profit and all proceeds, after medal costs, will go towards Women's Aid. The bespoke medal (pictured above) included in the £12.50 ticket price has been designed and produced by the talented team at Zero Waste Medals
Ripl Fitness is an online sportswear retailer offering a variety of ethically-sourced, quality technical running wear, virtual runs, and much more. The Chandler's Ford-based company supports a Facebook running club, Ripl Runners.
To sign up for the Night Run for Sarah visit Ripl Fitness here
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Image: Night Run for Sarah medal courtesy Ripl Fitness