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Local schools gear up for Ogi Porthcawl 10K

Pictured: Junior racers at the West Park Primary Ogi Jogi in Porthcawl

Schools across south Wales are gearing up for the Ogi Porthcawl 10K and family fun run by hosting their own Ogi Jogi fundraising races.

Headline sponsor for the annual event for a second year running, Ogi and race organisers Run 4 Wales are building excitement for the July 10K and junior races by supporting school fun runs across Ogi’s rollout areas.

The ‘Ogi Jogi’ fun runs kick off a summer fundraising drive for schools, with ten taking part in events leading up to the Ogi Porthcawl 10K [07 July].

Schools taking part are hosting a variety of distance runs, from 800m to one-mile races. Ogi’s supporting by providing race event packs – including race numbers, finish line tape and sports activity packs – plus a £150 cash donation to kick-start the school fundraising efforts.

The idea is to get teachers, pupils, parents, and carers involved in school fundraising efforts in an inclusive way. Races are designed to give people of all ages and abilities the chance to enjoy some time outside of the classroom – and raise some money for the wider school community.

Commenting at the first Ogi Jogi event in Porthcawl, Louise Clement, Community Engagement Lead, said: “Community is a big part of everything we do at Ogi, and this event – getting schools out of the classroom for a bit of fresh air, fun and to raise money for the community – is a fantastic way of showing that.

“Schools are really getting behind the Ogi Jogi, making it so much fun – and it’s great that we’re able to support fundraising for the school community too.

Steve Brace, Race Director at Run 4 Wales, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Ogi again for the Ogi Porthcawl 10K. At Run 4 Wales we’re extremely passionate about getting as many children and young people as active as possible, so we’re thrilled to be working with the Ogi team to roll out the Ogi Jogi to even more schools in the area, following the success of last year.

“Not only will the initiative encourage fundraising and physical activity in people across the whole school community but it may also help instil a love of running and inspire them to get involved in our series of NextGen events.”

The broadband providers award-winning community fund ‘Cefnogi’ is supporting the school’s fundraising efforts, with around £3,000 being guaranteed for the Ogi Jogi schools.