Brigg’s Poppy Appeal Challenge 10k race on Sunday, October 27, launches this year’s Poppy Appeal in the town.
Organisers report entries from as far away as Bath, Basingstoke, Yeovil, Wrexham, and the Scottish town of Helensburgh, with the race already at 50 per cent capacity and filling up rapidly.
Organised by the Brigg and District Branch of the Royal British Legion, the race is affiliated with UK Athletics.
The race consists of two events - the ‘normal’ race and the Military Challenge.
Race entries are limited to 300 runners, with 50 places currently reserved for those wishing to complete the Military Challenge.
The Military Challenge entails the competitor wearing boots and carrying a backpack weighing 36lbs (16.3 kgs) for men and 24lbs (10.9 kgs) for women.
This year, organisers are asking anyone entering the Military Challenge pledge to raise £100 in sponsorship for the Poppy Appeal.
There is no requirement to run the course; walking or ‘tabbing’ is more than acceptable.
There are at present no plans to take entries on the day.
The race starts at 10.45am and starts and finishes in Brigg Market Place.
All proceeds after costs will be donated to the Brigg and District Branch Royal British Legion Poppy appeal.
There will also be a static display of military equipment and vehicles on site for the enjoyment of both runners and supporters alike.
Organisers are also looking for 30 volunteer marshals to help assist in providing a safe even
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