Exmouth: Roar-some RNLI volunteer’s run dressed as T-Rex raises more than £850

A running dinosaur spotted on Exmouth seafront on Saturday (April 3) raised more than £850 for the town’s RNLI.

Roar-some RNLI volunteer tour guide Jay King dressed as a Tyrannosaurus Rex to run a 25-kilometre distance around Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton in aid of the sea safety charity.

Jay ran the distance in four hours and 50 minutes, setting off at 9am and crossing the finish line shortly before 2pm, raising more than £850.

He thanked all who supported him along the running route.

Donations for his running efforts were made through a crowdfunding page, which is still taking funds.

Jay said, who trained for the event, said: “I was amazed at the amount of support I received on my run round, people hooting their car horns, stopping to make donations and have photos taken.

“I was very pleased to have raised such a significant sum for Exmouth RNLI that far exceeded my expectations and I’d like to thank all those who contributed to help make my efforts so worthwhile.”

Jay was helped by his friend, David Nelson, who cycled the running route alongside the dinosaur-dressed fundraiser.

The T-Rex was seen running along Exmouth seafront, through the town centre, Phear Park, Brixington, Littleham, through to Budleigh Salterton seafront.

There, Jay ran along the High Street before heading back to Exmouth via Knowle and Douglas Avenue.

He  ran several lengths of Exmouth Seafront to make up the 25k distance.

  • You can find Jay’s crowd funding page here.

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