Record Numbers for RBC Race for the Kids
Record breaking numbers proved that the weather wasn’t going to stop them from having fun and raising money for a good cause as the RBC Race for the Kids produced spectacular stream of blue through Jersey.
More than 1,200 people were registered to take part in the RBC Race for the Kids 2.5km and 5km races, an increase of over 70% from last year with all proceeds going to Mind Jersey.
RBC Ambassador and local hero Ollie Turner and Commonwealth gold medallist Jodie Stimpson led the runners through their warm-up and were then joined by other Super League athletes including Georgie Taylor-Brown, Igor Polyanskiy, Matthew Hauser and Matthew Sharpe who came out to cheer the kids on and even take part in the running.
David Bailey, Chief Operating Officer of RBC Wealth Management in Jersey before the start of the race, said:
The turnout is absolutely amazing, I know the weather is challenging, but it’s just incredible that the Jersey community sticks with it and still comes out to take part. When you see the looks on the kid’s faces, it’s obvious that none of them care whether it’s raining or not.
When asked about the importance of using Super League to host community focused events such as the RBC Race for the Kids, Michael Dhulst, CEO of Super League Triathlon said:
It’s part of our DNA that we want to inspire people and that is why Super League is here. Working hand in hand with RBC to make Race for the Kids part of this weekend is very important and has the added benefit that we can do something great for charity.
RBC Mascot Leo the Lion was ready at the end of the race to award the finishers with a big high five, and all the children who took part were given their very own miniature Leo to take home as a reminder of their fantastic effort.
The final figure raised for Mind Jersey will be announced by RBC in the next fortnight.