Kelly's Royal Holloway Run: Raising Money for Charity!

Are you an outgoing, adventurous and engaged student who likes to raise money for charity? On Saturday 14 March, Royal Holloway – in partnership with Kelly’s Storage Charity Events – is hosting a professionally organised 5K & 10K run to raise money for The Cameron Grant Memorial Trust and Runnymede Foodbank.

The route will provide an interesting challenge for both new and experienced runners alike, taking in both the campus and local community. All runners will also be timed, so you could aim for your PB’s!

We want as many students as possible to enter what we know will be a fantastic event. It provides a unique fundraising opportunity because, as Kelly’s is covering all the costs, every single penny given will go to charity and not the organisers. 100% of your money goes straight to the charities!

Calling all sports clubs and societies!

This event is an ideal opportunity for clubs and societies to get involved. Sign-up as a team, pay no entry fee, but raise as much money as you can! You can set up your sponsorship pages on Kelly’s dedicated website and they will make no deductions or transaction charges!

To sign-up team members, please complete the form attached and return to this email address.

We will be rewarding the student group which raises the most money as well as the highest fundraising individual!

What if we can’t run?

If you have members of your club who cannot run in the race, then please encourage them to sign-up as a volunteer. These students will help with signing in, marshalling and the general encouragement of the runners on the day. More information will be released about this opportunity in the next couple of weeks.

If you are keen on learning more information or want to sign up now, head here to register.

You may have seen some ‘couch to 5k’ being advertised around campus and on Royal Holloway Sport social media channels. This is a simple guide on how to build up your endurance and train for a 5k by starting with the basics of walking, interval training and building up gradually over a number of weeks to the point where you would feel comfortable running 5K!

This is the first year of the Kelly’s Royal Holloway Run, and we are excited to raise as much money as possible for these two very worthy charities, as well as turn this race into a yearly tradition. I hope that all of you make the most of this brilliant opportunity.

Dom Brown // Vice President Sport