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Worthing RUNFEST Family Fun Mile

RUNFEST Calls The Valiant To Worthing

Cool ice cream medals await finishers in the second Worthing RUNFEST

Worthing derives its name from the old English words 'Worth', meaning valiant or noble, and 'Ingas', meaning 'the people of' – so right there is the reason for the pride the locals have in the 29th largest town in the UK that has developed from a small mackerel fishing hamlet into an elegant Georgian seaside resort that is often one of the sunniest places in Britain.

Worthing’s Latin motto: "Ex terra copiam e mari salutem" translates as: "From the land plenty and from the sea health", and what better way to enjoy the glorious views and healthy sea air than a run on the fabulous Worthing seafront promenade in the second Worthing RUNFEST to be held on Sunday 30 April 2023.

Worthing RUNFEST has opened for registration for the adult 10K and Half Marathon and is supporting Guild Care with a special Family Mile. All the medals are ice cream shaped and themed but there aren't hundreds and thousands of them! And they only go to finishers, so don't flake out along the way!

The adult races, both setting off from near Worthing Pier, will take place on fully closed, flat roads, making them the perfect events for seasoned and beginner runners alike. Those taking part will receive a newly-developed, sustainable, technical T-shirt when they finish.

Alongside its adult events, RUNFEST is partnering with Worthing’s leading social care charity, Guild Care, to host the Family Mile. The mile is for the whole family and will have goodies waiting at the finish line. It’s not a race – it’s an opportunity for all ages to get involved and have fun at whatever pace they’re comfortable with. Those taking part who are raising money for Guild Care do not have to pay the £8.50 registration fee, they can take part for free.

Take a look at the highlights video from last year's action to get a feel for the RUNFEST atmosphere...

Tom Bedford, Race Director at RUNFEST, said: “We are very happy to welcome back Guild Care, who have been helping the local community for almost 90 years. The Guild Care Family Mile 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 or any charity close to their heart.”

Sarah Colbourne, Head of Fundraising at Guild Care, said: "We are delighted to be the official charity partner of RUNFEST. As a charity, we aim to reduce isolation and social stigma among older people, those living with dementia, and people with learning disabilities. Our vision is for all people in need of care to live fulfilling, safe and secure lives and we will achieve our vision by ensuring our support and services are accessible, effective, and lovingly delivered."

You can find out more information and register now at Worthing RUNFEST’s website.

Image courtesy Tom Bedford at RUNFEST

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