Festive virtual running event raises charity cash

Organisers of Suffolk Trail Fest Katie Haselhurst (left) and Kelly Pepper arranged the Eggnog Jog Pi

Organisers of Suffolk Trail Fest Katie Haselhurst (left) and Kelly Pepper arranged the Eggnog Jog Picture: SUFFOLK TRAILFEST - Credit: Archant

A virtual running event which saw participants run every day from December 1 to Christmas Eve has raised more than £400 for charity.

The Eggnog jog, which was organised by the team behind the Suffolk Trail Festival, raised the money for Henry’s Holiday Help – which supports children with cancer in west Suffolk.

The Suffolk Trail Festival organising duo of Katie Haselhurst and Kelly Pepper designed the event to keep people of all abilities motivated.

Each individual or team pledged to run, jog or walk a minimum or one mile every day from December 1-24, and more than 70 people took part from across the UK, Europe and Australia.

As an extra incentive, prizes were awarded along the way from Suffolk Trail Festival partners, including Jabu Design, The Ultra Marathon Running Store and Beta Outdoor Sports for best challenge selfie and best festive GPS shape.


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The annual Suffolk Trail Festival will take place on June 15-16 in Shimpling, between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury, and consists of a 3K fun run, a 10K trail race and a 12-hour/24-hour race challenge.

For more information, visit www.suffolktrailfestival.co.uk

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