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Worthing RUNFEST t-shirt and medal

RUNFEST gets ready to party at Worthing

Caribbean pirate theme is the vibe at facelifted Sussex coast event

As we count down the final days before the first Visit Cayman Islands Worthing RUNFEST – managed by the team behind the hugely successful Richmond RUNFEST and Kempton Park Running Festival – we get our first sight of the colourful finishers' tech tee shirt and practical medal (pictured) which doubles as a bottle opener to help get the post-race party started!

Worthing RUNFEST has revealed that Guild Care will be the official charity and partner of Guild Care Worthing Family Mile that will take place on Marine Parade on Sunday 24th April. A new partnership with Visit Cayman Islands means the event will host a Caribbean pirate-themed fun run, with shiny treasure and goodies awaiting the family at the finish on Worthing sea front. Worthing RUNFEST is open and ready for a family Caribbean party in Montague Place!

Tom Bedford, Race Director said, “We are very happy to welcome Guild Care who have been helping the local community for almost 90 years. The Guild Care Family Mile event will take place on Marine Parade after the 10K and Half Marathon and we invite the whole family to come out and run or walk for Guild Care."

Auds Stapleton of Guild Care said: “We are excited to be involved with this event and to launch the Guild Care Worthing Family Mile. We hope to raise money to continue our support of older people, those living with dementia and their carers, and children and adults with learning disabilities, helping them to live well, enjoy life and love every day. We also have some free entries for families who can raise money for us, so please visit our events website." 

Worthing Half Marathon and 10K were successful races before RUNFEST's upgrades for this year's iteration. The last winners of Worthing Half Marathon, in 2019, were Alex Milne (Hercules Wimbledon, 1:06:43) and Emily Proto (Arena 80, 1:21:31). The 10K champions were Steve Gallienne (Bideford, 32:59) and Kristina Hine (Arena 80, 46:59).

Worthing RUNFEST's main events will both start and finish at Worthing Lido Family Entertainment Centre. Course highlights include Worthing's 2019 'Pier of the Year', still an Art Deco masterpiece and looking good despite being 160 years old.

Places are still available for the Worthing RUNFEST Half Marathon and 10K, while entries for the Guild Care Family Mile have just launched at the official website here

For details of all RUNFEST promotions visit the main RUNFEST website here

Image courtesy Worthing RUNFEST

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