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Porthdinllaen announce RNLI family fun run 2019

Lifeboats News Release

Porthdinllaen RNLI Lifeboat Station are proud to announce that they will be holding their first 5K family Fun Run on Saturday, 10th August, 2019.

Fun Run Poster

RNLI Porthdinllaen

Fun Run Poster

Porthdinllaen RNLI Lifeboat Station are proud to announce that they will be holding their first 5K family Fun Run on Saturday 10 August 2019. The start point for the fun run will be Nefyn & District Golf Club car park, with the run itself starting at 10:30am. Those wishing to participate are requested to register online for the event, details available below.

The leisurely run will start at Nefyn Golf Club, down then to Morfa Nefyn, taking in the views along the beach to picturesque Porthdinllaen village and back alongside the pristine golf links of Nefyn Golf Club to the start point at the Club House.

The distance of the run will be 5 Km, it is not planned to be too strenuous but if an individual runner wishes to, there will be a shorter 2.5km route available. Walkers are equally welcome to come for a pleasant stroll. All ages are encouraged to participate, even down to little ones in push chairs or dog owners being taken for a walk by their pet. Fancy dress is optional, but welcomed. The aim of the run is to give the participants a fun day out as well as to raise funds for the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea.

Owain Williams, Coxswain at Porthdinllaen RNLI Station said, 'Porthdinllaen RNLI Station are proud to be able to offer a 5k event in such a stunning location and hopefully it will become an annual event that will help us raise funds towards our goal of ensuring safety and saving lives at sea. We would also like to thank the National Trust and Nefyn and District Golf Club for their support and cooperation, without them we would not be able to go ahead with the event.'

Dylan Thomas, Lifeboat Press Officer at Porthdinllaen added 'We would like to thank Dave and Karen Hursthouse, Owain Williams and Mali Jones in organising the fundraising event. Their hard work behind the scenes to bring the event to fruition is much appreciated at the station. Nefyn & District Golf Club, who have supported and assisted us, allowing the use of their car park and clubhouse'.

The cost for adults is £10 and for children £5. Further information available and online registration at WWW.RNLI.ORG/PORTHDINLLAEN-FUN-RUN

Light refreshment and a Lifeboat Fun Run medal will be presented to each participant.

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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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