Big BRO Race returns to Barrow, near Bury St Edmunds, to raise money for GeeWizz charity

Action from last year's Big BRO race in Barrow. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Action from last year's Big BRO race in Barrow. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

A triathlon with a twist is returning to Suffolk for its third year to raise money for a charity based in the county.

Laura Hudson (event organiser) Charlotte Nicholson (head of experiential at Greene King) and Nick Sm

Laura Hudson (event organiser) Charlotte Nicholson (head of experiential at Greene King) and Nick Smith (from event hosts The Playground). Picture: GOODERHAM PR - Credit: Archant

The popular Big BRO Race combines a 24km bike ride with a 4km run and 25 obstacles and is set in and around the host venue of The Playground in Barrow, near Bury St Edmunds.

This year’s challenge on Sunday, September 23, will see 100% of the entry fee donated to the GeeWizz charitable foundation after a deal was agreed with Greene King to be the title and main sponsor of the event.

Laura Hudson, event organiser, said: “I am delighted to have the support of Greene King.

“It is so exciting as it takes the event to another level because it means every single penny raised can help GeeWizz provide crucial support to local families.

Action from last year's Big BRO race in Barrow. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Action from last year's Big BRO race in Barrow. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

“We decided to support GeeWizz this year because it’s a great transparent charity. It was also important for me and all those who will be taking part to see exactly how the money raised can help in my/our local community.

“I have literally put in blood, sweat and tears to this event, since it started, and I felt it was important being able to see first-hand how the Greene King Big BRO Race will be supporting a local family.

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“It will make it a lot more worthwhile for me, as an organiser, and for everyone taking part.”

Gina Long, founder of GeeWizz, said: “I am delighted that Laura Hudson and The Playground’s Greene King Big BRO Race will be supporting GeeWizz this year.

Action from last year's Big BRO race in Barrow. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Action from last year's Big BRO race in Barrow. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

“Our charity prides itself on transparent giving where we work closely with our fundraisers to show them exactly how their money is making a difference to local families.

“The work Laura and The Playground do in hosting their fantastic fundraiser is huge and this year they will be literally helping change a local family’s life.”

Dom South, marketing director, Greene King Brewing and Brands, said: “Greene King is proud to support the local East Anglian community and what better way to do it than through the Greene King Big BRO Race.”

Entry is £45 per person, which all goes to supporting the GeeWizz charity, and is available by visiting www.theplaygrounduk.com/the-big-bro/To find out more about GeeWizz, visit www.geewizzcharity.com.

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