Sight Concern Worcestershire is delighted to announce the launch of their 5K Jingle Run, an exciting new sponsored Christmas themed event to be held at the Lido Park, Droitwich on Sunday 24th November. All participants will wear a bell attached to their running shoes and a pair of antlers and have a red nose painted on to complete the reindeer look!
Sight Concern Worcestershire is your county charity helping support blind and partially sighted people to lead independent and fulfilling lives. Jenny Gage, Chief Officer says “Participants can walk, prance, jog or run their way through the course stopping at various Christmas themed stations along the way. Also featured on the day will be a 1 Mile Little Reindeer Dash for children between 4 and 12 and a Reindeer Toddle for under 4s around the bandstand. By the time everyone reaches the finish they’ll be full of Christmas spirit and festive jollity!
She added, “The Jingle Run will be popular with families and the local community. The idea of using a Rudolf theme and having a bell attached to running shoes was inspired by one of our clients who was blind and brought up two small children on her own. In order to be able to hear them she attached little bells to their shoes”.
Fiona Blake, Fundraising Manager for the charity says, “We are delighted that so many companies and organizations have already pledged to help us. Our sponsors include The Droitwich Lions, Thursfield Solicitors, Fortis Living and Ormerod Rutter. We are also most grateful to the support from Droitwich Athletics Club, Julie Liggins Fitness and Steve Sherry Bootcamp Droitwich”.
Entry Fees are £15 per adult, £7.50 for a child (4-18), £35 for a family of four, £5 for the I Mile Little Reindeer Dash (4-12) and free for the Reindeer Toddle but please note you need to book. We are asking all participants to raise as much money in sponsorship as they can and will be offering a special edition reindeer sweatshirt to anyone raising £100 or more.
Entry fees include bells, antlers, entertainment, snow machine and Christmas themed stations along the way