Chance to run the runway as charity event returns to MOD Woodbridge
February 16, 2022
runners on the Honour run

A charity fun run is set to return to a military base near Woodbridge next month in support of the armed forces community, past and present.

The third Honour Run, organised by East Suffolk Council and the Suffolk branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL), will set off from Rock Barracks on Sunday, March 13.

New for 2022 will be a half marathon distance, along with the established 5km and 10km runs, which people can choose to walk, jog, or run to raise funding for the Poppy Appeal. This is a unique opportunity to run within MOD Woodbridge, and with some of the route on the historic runway, it’s one not to miss.

In previous years, Honour Run participants helped to support former and current service personnel by raising more than £3,500 for the appeal.

With East Suffolk Council committed to promoting physical and mental well-being, the Honour Run provides a great opportunity for people to take part in an organised sporting event for a good cause.

Rock Barracks is home to soldiers whose regiment provides engineer support to two Royal Engineers Regiment and was granted the Freedom of Woodbridge in 2006.

Cllr Letitia Smith, Cabinet Member for Communities, Tourism and Leisure, said: “It’s great to be able to invite people to take part in the third Honour Run at Rock Barracks.

“Both of the previous events have proved a great success and raised vital funds for the Royal British Legion.
“People of all ages and abilities can participate in this quite unique event, which uses the MOD runway as part of the course, but spaces are limited, so booking is recommended in advance.”

Mandi Cox-Osborne, Suffolk Community Fundraiser for the RBL Poppy Appeal, added: “It is great to be collaborating with East Suffolk Council again, after a two year absence due to Covid.

“This is the third Honour Run, to raise vital money for the Suffolk Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal to support our armed forces community.
“It’s been a difficult time for all charities, but it will be great to see the community getting together; raising money for a significant cause to ensure the Royal British Legion can continue to provide those life changing services.”

Anyone who would like to help out, without taking part, can volunteer to assist with the running of the event by emailing [email protected] or calling 01394 444652.

For more information and to sign up, visit the running page of the East Suffolk Council website.

[Photo of the 2019 Honour Run – credit: East Suffolk Council]

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