5K ANNUAL FUN RUN & GUN RUN 2018
In memory of George Beyts | 29th July 2018
The 5K Gun Run was sponsored by Unilever International
A massive thank you to Unilever, we are honoured.
It's how we began and has now developed into an annual fundraising event which brings the entire community and region together. The 6th Annual Miles For Men & Walk For Women 5k Fun Run was held at Seaton Carew Clock Tower, running along the picturesque seafront. Each year, entrants are from all ages, abilities and walks of life. You can run it flat out, jog, walk, skip, hop, skate, hold hands, wear fancy dress, walk your dog or push a buggy, it doesn't matter! Each year our community comes together to support an amazing cause. Our annual Fun Run also features live music, food stalls, entertainment and fun fair, all designed to make it an amazing family fun day out.
In 2018, Miles For Men joined forces with our charity patron, Robert Collier, and launched a 5K Gun Run alongside the 88 (Arracan Battery) Royal Artillery. All funds raised were equally shared between the Miles For Men charity and the army's charity to support families throughout the UK.
The annual run took place at Seaton Carew, Hartlepool on July 29th 2018, but this year it was even more spectacular as Miles For Men were accompanied by the 88 (Arracan Battery) Royal Artillery to raise vital funds for two amazing causes, the Miles For Men charity and the Forever Fourth Fund. Miles For Men raise thousands each year to provide support for cancer victims and help people in our community with disabilities, the Forever Fourth Fund primarily exists to provide immediate assistance to Northeast Gunners soldiers and the families of soldiers, injured or killed on operations and in peacetime training.
As if participating in the annual 5K charity run wasn't enough, the Miles For Men and the 88 (Arracan Battery) Royal Artillery pushed a huge 1.8 tonne military gun the whole way, straight past the finish line.
Together, we raised £1,724
£862 was raised for each charity
We would like to say a massive thank you to Robert Collier (charity patron), Sgt Ross Kennedy, Capt (BK) Wayne Saint, Major (BC) Nathan Taylor, BSM Graham Collier and all those that attended and supported us on this special event.
Thank you, we couldn't have done this without you.