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ROC24 News Update

We have received loads of amazing feedback following our recent announcement that ROC24 Suffolk 2020 will be held at the fabulous Christchurch Park in Ipswich, Suffolk, from 12noon on 30th May. This is only because of your fantastic support.. thank you very much 👍  With secure camping, parking and shower facilities, alongside a community friendly race village + play areas and Family Fun-Run, ROC24 2020 will most certainly be an experience that you wont want to miss! We will be sharing event information with you as we go along (not least because we are still finalising much of the detail) and thought that the following would be a good place to start... Last years event at Culford School was a huge hit, but for various reasons (not least that the boarding school has a host of academic commitments to pack-in) they just couldn't accommodate ROC24 next year. However we really have fallen on our feet and couldn't have hoped for a better venue than Christchurch Park for 2020.


All of our event partners including AgeUK Suffolk and Ipswich Borough Council are excited at the prospect of ROC24 taking place at the flagship park of Ipswich, Suffolk, with such a vibrant running community in the town. The venue that is used to welcoming 30,000+ people through the gates for major events, and it hosted the Ipswich Half Marathon for many years, so together we can assure you that ROC24 will be a fab and safe experience, with Park Patrol, Security and First Aid services on-site throughout 👍


We have yet to finalise the course but expect it to be close to 5k in length, including a trail through a secure camping zone, so that everybody can support participants to the max. We received a lot of feedback from last years event to say that the course was lovely but a bit too long and desolate - so we plan to improve in this area in 2020 and can assure you that there will be no long stretches of isolated running, jogging or walking.


Hope this first event bulletin helps - we welcome your questions via email or facebook and will do our best to answer them quickly (while we are working very hard to finalise lots of the detail).

Thanks again and hope to see you soon, the ROC team 👊

PS - ROC24 entries for solos and relay teams + Family Fun Run will open soon.. so watch this space for more info. Do subscribe to receive important updates at www.RunOrCycleEvents.com

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