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Port operator Associated British Ports has announced the expansion of its support for local communities by sponsoring the Ipswich Twilight 5K running event. ABP... Grain export port supports running event

Port operator Associated British Ports has announced the expansion of its support for local communities by sponsoring the Ipswich Twilight 5K running event.

ABP handles more than 4 million tonnes of agribulk materials each year – including agricultural materials, combinable crops, fertiliser, feed and supplements. Ipswich is the UK’s leading grain export port.

Scheduled for Saturday 11 May 2024, the Ipswich Twilight 5K is organised by the Ipswich JAFFA Running Club. Returning this year after skipping 2023, it encourages entries from runners of all levels and abilities.

Consisting of two races on a flat town centre course, the series includes two events – a 5K and 10K race, with the former following a looped two-lap course around Ipswich Waterfront and including ABP port estate which is usually inaccessible to the public.

Involvement with the Ipswich Twilight 5k means ABP will be supporting five running events close to its port locations in 2024. Others include Cleethorpes, Southampton,  Newport and Cardiff.

ABP’s extended support for the Ipswich Twilight 5K aligns with its commitment to fostering community wellbeing and encouraging an active lifestyle, said Rob Page, the company’s  divisional project manager.

“We are thrilled to contribute to the return of this fantastic event. As a company deeply rooted in the communities we serve, we understand the importance of supporting initiatives that promote health, wellbeing and community spirit.”

Together with its customers, ABP’s East Anglian ports of King’s Lynn, Ipswich and Lowestoft contribute a total of £360m to the regional and national economy every year, supporting 5,300 jobs.

Ipswich JAFFA Running Club president Clive Sparks said: “The event not only celebrates athleticism but also strengthens the bonds within Ipswich as a free spectator event.”

For details and to enter the race, visit ipswichtwilightraces.com