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SES Water and Southern Water to partner with Run Series to keep British Airways Run Gatwick 2022 running on tap water

29/04/22

SES Water and Southern Water to partner with Run Series to keep British Airways Run Gatwick 2022 running on tap water.

Run Series will be collaborating with SES Water and Southern Water to support its goal of eliminating 24,000 plastic bottles at its annual award-winning British Airways Run Gatwick event.

Participants on the day will compete in four races, 5km, 10km, half marathon and a family run, with route going right under the Gatwick airport flight path and surrounded in an aviation themed atmosphere.

The water companies will be providing free tap water from standpipes and SES Water’s 11,000 litre tanker, The Quenchinator, to all runners and spectators.

David Kelly, Founder of Run Series, said: “For 2022 we are working hard to be a much more sustainable event.  Through our partnership with SES Water and Southern Water for the first time, we will be eliminating 24,000 plastic water bottles by providing drinking water in biodegradable paper cups to our 4,000 runners!  All water will come exactly as it does at home - from a tap!”

Together with SES Water and Southern Water, Run Series aims to encourage thousands of people to get moving, for themselves or a charitable cause while helping create a sustainable event.

Tom Kelly, SES Water’s Wholesale Director, said: “We’re delighted to have partnered with Run Series and Southern Water to reduce the use of plastic at Run Gatwick.

“Protecting nature and reducing our environmental impact is something we are extremely passionate about at SES Water and we’re pleased to play our part at this race.

“By using our Quenchinator tanker, the runners will be running on tap water, rather than using bottled water.

“We want to wish all the runners the best of luck and look forward to working alongside Southern Water to refuel them along the way.”

Guy Franklin, Head of Water Quality and Compliance at Southern Water commented: “We wholeheartedly support the reduction of single use plastics and are delighted to be able to help provide runners at this event with water and help to reduce the impact on our local environment."

SES Water and Southern Water take an active part in improving the areas they serve, including playing a full role in tackling wider social and environmental challenges like climate change. Along with the rest of the water industry, they will prevent the equivalent of four billion plastic bottles ending up as waste by 2030.

Spectators can also enjoy the event day in the Event Village which offers food and drink, FREE kids’ activities, community stands and music.

Don’t miss this amazing event.

For more information and to register for Run Gatwick visit www.rungatwick.com

Run Series, the event organisers, also deliver the multi award-winning Run Reigate and Ride Reigate cycling sportive and is committed to delivering meaningful active experiences for every participant it connects with.