The 43-mile run from Woodham Ferrers, near Chelmsford, to Purfleet, is part of the Island Race, whose patron is The Princess Royal, which will be held over 100 stages starting on May 12 and ending on August 19, covering almost 5,000 miles this summer in relays across the country with the aim of raising £3 million for good causes. The Kwik-Fit Group is a founder sponsor of the Island Race and the company has pledged half the money raised from the June 6 leg to motor industry charity BEN if the £100,000 target is met.
Kwik-Fit Fleet managing director Simon Roper said: 'With the help of Fleet News we aim to persuade 100 companies to put up a runner or runners who will be tasked with raising £1,000 in sponsorship. If they can't provide their own runner, we will provide one and then seek out 100 companies prepared to pledge £1,000 towards that individual competing.' For details of the Island Race - including entry forms and pledges - contact Matthew Weight on 01733 467035.