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Sprint into action with 2010 RNLI Summer Sprint

Sprint into action with 2010 RNLI Summer Sprint

Summer_Sprint_pictureThe RNLI’s Summer Sprint event will attract runners from across the region when it returns to the spectacular Gwithian beach on Thursday 5 August.

The running event is one of five taking place across the country during ‘Lifeguard Week’, which highlights the vital lifesaving work carried out by over 150 RNLI Lifeguard units around the coast of the UK. In 2009, RNLI Lifeguards, were involved in more than 13,000 incidents and saved more than 70 lives on UK beaches.

The Summer Sprint at Gwithian beach, near Hayle in Cornwall, will help to raise awareness and essential funds towards the South West Lifeguard Appeal, which aims to reach £500,000 towards the cost of running the lifeguard service. Summer Sprint participants can choose between a 5 and 10k run, with a 7.30pm start to ensure low tides and a clear beach stretch.

Lifeguard Events Manager Carla Rowley is excited about organising the event for a second year. She commented,‘Last year we had more than 150 runners, made up of locals, tourists, serious athletes and fun runners, plus loads of spectators on the beach, making it a really fun event for people of all ages. We’re hoping this year’s event will be even bigger and better’.

Runners will receive an exclusive ‘Summer Sprint’ medal for completing the sprint. For more information or to download an entry form, click here >>

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