THE popular RG Falla Quarter Marathon is aiming to raise thousands of pounds for the MS Society this year.
The six-mile run from Vazon to L’Eree and back is now in its 13th year and has raised previously raised money for Les Bourgs, Save the Children and Help a Guernsey Child.
‘We are hoping that as many runners as possible will get involved in this year’s event, which is raising money for a very worthy cause. The MS Society in Guernsey does a fantastic job supporting sufferers and relies entirely on voluntary contributions and charitable donations,’ said RG Falla joint managing director Peter Gregory.
The run on Sunday 18th May is open to both individual runners and teams. Team entries need to include four or more runners and the team’s time will be calculated using the fastest four runners in each team. Prizes will be presented to the fastest male, female and team and all runners will be entered into a prize draw.
‘Each year we are impressed by the number of entrants and we are hoping for a record turnout. The weather hasn’t been too kind to runners in recent months and so we will be keeping our fingers crossed that it is perfect running conditions on the day,’ said Mr Gregory.
Steve Le Page, chairman of the local MS Society, added: ‘We are delighted RG Falla has chosen the MS Society to be associated with this year’s run, as the current financial climate makes fundraising particularly challenging, and the funds raised will enable us to continue to provide essential support to the 130 MS sufferers in the island. In addition, taking regular exercise is one way to help mitigate the symptoms of MS, so being the chosen charity for this event is particularly appropriate.’
Teams need to pre-register before 15th May and individuals can register in advance or between 9.30am and 10am on the day. Sponsorship money will be collected on the day.
Entry forms can be downloaded from www.rgfalla.gg and more information is available by calling RG Falla on 256585, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org