On Sunday 26th June 2016 over 150 people put it all out there to say pants to poverty and cancer. 

It was quite a sight, on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning in Guernsey, to have people proudly wearing their y-fronts taking on a 10km route from the beautiful Pembroke Bay, along the east coast and finishing in St Peter Port.

The event raised over £4,000 for charity, with the funds raised being split 50/50 with This Is EPIC and MUG.

This Is EPIC helps people overcome poverty in a sustainable way through Village Savings and Loans groups. Each group, of around 30 people, meet weekly to save and loan money in an accountable environment with group members focussing on starting sustainable income generating activities which have a positive impact on individuals, familes and whole communities. The projects focus on providing a help up rather than a handout and since starting in 2014 the charity has had a positive impact on over 6,000 people.

MUG was set up in order to help Guernsey to focus on creating awareness of male cancers and to motivate men, whatever their age, to be more assertive, responsive and questioning of their symptoms or concerns. They should seek medical advice at the earliest possible juncture instead of procrastinating – which can have deadly consequences.

The atmosphere was fantastic, everyone got into the spirit of the event and as desired, we attracted all ages and all running abilities.

  • Very well organised and great spirit amongst everyone involved

  • Keep at it! It was my first 10k and a great experience!

  • A great event, well organised and a nice route. Will certainly take part in more if you organise them.

  • This was the first organised event I’ve taken part in since I started running only 2 months ago. Really enjoyed it, I’m so glad I took part – earned myself a PB, helped motivate me to continue running, but more importantly raised money for important and worthwhile causes. Well done to all involved in organising and all those who took part!

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