ABP announces sponsorship of charity runs in 5 port locations

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Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading ports group, has announced that it is sponsoring nine running events in 2022 close to five of its port locations: Cleethorpes (near to ABP’s port of Grimsby), Southampton, and Barry Island, Newport, and Cardiff in South Wales. These charity runs include two marathons, three half marathons, three 10K runs and one 5K run.

ABP is dedicated to supporting communities around Britain, from raising money for local good causes, to helping young people pursue rewarding careers in maritime. ABP’s sponsorship of these annual running events attracts tens of thousands of runners to take part, raising money for a multitude of charities.

Outdoor running has increased in popularity during the pandemic, which saw a 34% increase in 2020 . General entries for the first event of 2022, the Cardiff Half Marathon in March, have sold out. Entries are open to ABP Southampton’s running event on the 24th April, ABP Barry Island’s 10K on the 7th August, and the Newport Wales marathon and 10K on the 23rd October. Entries for the Humber events will open soon.

With safety at the core of ABP’s values, all measures will be taken to ensure safe and secure events, within the Covid-19 guidelines at the time of the events.

ABP’s CEO, Henrik Pedersen says:

“We are delighted to be supporting these running events close to our ports, which support the local communities and raise funds for charities. As coastal locations are so attractive to runners, it is great to see the increasing popularity of these sponsored events and lend them ABP’s support”.

ABP is looking forward to working with the running and sports event organisations: Run4Wales in Barry, Newport and Cardiff, Tape2Tape in the Humber, and Rees Leisure in Southampton to bring these enjoyable events to the communities near five of ABP’s 21 ports. ABP would like to take the opportunity to wish all the runners the best with their training and participation in the events, and their fitness goals for 2022.