Royal British Legion Industries is calling on ultra-marathon and 10k runners to take part in the RBLI Zenith24 – the military charity’s first mass participation running event – and raise crucial funds for former service personnel.
The charity, which supports military veterans and disabled people, is using the event to celebrate its 100th anniversary and RBLI Zenith24 will see participants run for 24-hours straight, or enter a 10k around beautiful 2,500 acre Hole Park estate in Rolvenden, Kent, on June 22nd-23rd.
The event will be organised and marshalled by Tri Spirit Events and the course will be torch-lit during the night to assist ultra-runners.
RBLI chief executive Steve Sherry CMG OBE said: “Royal British Legion Industries has been established for 100 years this year, providing crucial accommodation and welfare support to thousands of armed forces veterans during that time.
“In celebration of this momentous year, we wanted to offer people of all abilities the opportunity to take on the most ultimate of challenges, both as individuals and teams.
“We know there are people who are eager to take on a challenge and we really want them to come out and help us to improve the lives of thousands of people every year.
“The money raised will go towards funding our Centenary Village and support the next 100 years of our work.”
The RBLI Zenith 24 is open to individuals, pairs and teams of up to eight people, who will compete alongside runners of all abilities participating in the 10k.
The event will have a party atmosphere, and free camping for competitors and spectators will be available from Friday to Monday.
To sign up and take part in the RBLI Zenith 24, visit: https://www.trispiritevents.com/events/zenith24/