FeaturesJacksons swap wheels for feet.

Jacksons swap wheels for feet.

The team at Jacksons are going the extra mile this weekend to support people affected by a brain injury. The motor dealership is encouraging hundreds to take to the roads on Sunday 23rd June in aid of Headway Jersey, with a new race on the islands running calendar. There is a 10k run for adult individuals and teams and a 3k run for children aged 9 to 15.

A selection of iconic vehicles will line the start of the race at Les Quennevais track as the runners head off towards St Peter, past the Jacksons showroom, St George’s School, St Peter’s Parish Hall and St Peter’s FC before finishing back at Les Quennevais.

There are cash prizes up for grabs for the fastest men and women, and all those taking part in the 10k race will receive a stylish tee shirt and medal, with a medal for all 3k runners too.

Meanwhile Jacksons will be test driving the course for themselves with their own running team while their non-runners help marshal the race. Commenting on the sponsorship, Andrew Searle, Head of Business at Jacksons said, “As a company committed to playing an active role in our local community, we are delighted to be supporting this exciting new race and hope it will raise thousands for this fantastic charity which provides essential services including a range of physical and cognitive rehabilitation programmes for islanders living with brain injuries.”

The charity has over 150 survivors of brain injury registered with them as members and up to 70 who access their services on a weekly basis.

Bryce Alford, Fundraising and Events Manager at Headway Jersey said, “We are very grateful to Jacksons C.I. for sponsoring the inaugural Headway Jersey 10k Race. Through their support not only are we able to offer a first-class sporting event open to all ages but also their contribution helps Headway to raise funds to continue to provide essential support, information and services to people in Jersey who are affected by brain injury.”

Entrants are invited via the Race Nation page here

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