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Honour Run

The Honour Run is a fun run in Rendlesham Forest organised by East Suffolk Council and the Suffolk Royal British Legion. There are two routes to choose from 5km and 10km and people can choose to walk, jog or run the route. All profits from the runs go to the Suffolk Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and in the two years that the event has taken place over £3,500 has been raised for the charity.

At East Suffolk Council we are keen to promote well-being, both physically and mentally and the Honour Run is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors in a beautiful setting like Rendlesham Forest. By taking part in the Honour Run you are also helping veterans in the forces community gain the skills and self-belief to transform their lives as they recover from physical and mental challenges by raising money for the Suffolk British Legion Poppy Appeal

The Royal British Legion is the nation's leading Armed Forces charity providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families. It is also the national Custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces. It is best known for the annual Poppy Appeal and its emblem the red poppy.

Rendlesham Forest is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There’s something for everyone, including children’s play areas, a bike park for experienced riders, sculptures to discover in Tangham Wood and plenty of places for a picnic.

Walk the UFO trail and discover more about the famous UFO sighting in December 1980.

The 2020 event will take place on Sunday 18 October in Rendlesham Forest it will again raise money for the Suffolk British Legion Poppy Appeal. To be added to the list to be notified when entries open email sarah.shinnie@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Parkrun events

Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world that are open to everyone. They are safe and easy to take part in. These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and we encourage people of every ability to take part; walk, jog or run the route the only competition is you.

They take place everyone Saturday morning at 9am and there are four parkruns in East Suffolk that you could try out; Felixstowe, Kesgrave, Lowestoft and Sizewell. There’s even a junior parkrun in Kesgrave every Sunday.

To take part, simply register on the Parkrun website and then turn up to one of your friendly Parkrun venues.