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Race The Sun supported by Knox House Trust

Knox House Trust supporting the 10th anniversary of Race the Sun

Knox House Trust is delighted to announce it will be the key supporter for the10th anniversary edition of the Race the Sun 2018 event organised by The Children's Centre.

This is a unique and gruelling relay running race on the Isle of Man in which teams have to start at sunrise and finish before sunset. The run covers the 100 miles of Raad ny Foillan the Island's coastal footpath, which circumnavigates the whole Island. The event is open to teams of up to 10 people who each run one of the 10 sections which can vary in length from 6.5 miles to 12 miles.

The race is being held on Saturday, 19th May 2018 and is a real community event. It is an established fixture in the sporting calendar and attracts considerable numbers of both participants and spectators. Each year over 30 teams of 10 literally race the sun.

Anthony Page, Managing Director of Knox House Trust said: "We are delighted to support such a long established charity. Race the Sun is a fantastic event which really involves the community and we are proud to be involved in a way that will impact The Children's Charitable Services in real terms."

Lisa Motley, Fundraising Team Leader added her appreciation on behalf of the charity to Knox House Trust, commenting: "We have lots of teams entered but without this wonderful support it would be difficult to run this type of challenge event. 100% of the money raised goes towards The Children's Centre charitable projects.

Over the nine years approximately 1,500 people have taken part generating over £100,000 for the charity. These funds have made a substantial positive impact on the charitable services offered on the Isle of Man to children, young people and their families with additional needs – Tier 2.

Prizes will be awarded to the winning fastest team, the team finishing closest to sunset and the fastest time set on each leg. The evening will end with a sunset supper at The Marine Hotel in Peel.

Interested teams should get in touch with the Fundraising team via email fundraising@thechildrenscentre.org.im

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