From Headway Birmingham & Solihull:

Local brain injury charity Headway Birmingham & Solihull is urging people to sign up early for its annual Easter Fun Run, as places are strictly limited.

The event, now in its third year, will take place in Cofton Park on Sunday March 25, a 5k route through the park suitable for all abilities to run, jog or walk. As in previous years, participants will receive a chocolate Easter egg and a very collectible Easter-themed medal on completing the run.

The fabulous Sue & Emma run in costume in 2017

Refreshments and other fun activities will also be on offer on the morning of the fun run, with all proceeds from the event going towards Headway’s brain injury services in the local area. This includes a new Sports & Wellbeing programme aimed at encouraging the charity’s brain injured clients and their families to get more active.

Julie Wedgbury, Fundraising Manager at Headway Birmingham & Solihull, said: “Our Easter Fun Run is proving an increasing popular event and we fully expect to fill all the places available this year. We are therefore encouraging people to sign up early to avoid missing out.”

She confirmed that entry has been held at £10 with medals sponsored once again by Birmingham company Frenkel Topping, allowing full proceeds from the run to go directly towards the charity’s brain injury services.

Fancy dress is optional but prizes will be awarded for the best Easter costume as well as to the first male and female entrants over the line. The Fun Run is an ideal first event following the Couch to 5k programme, as well as for Parkrun enthusiasts, anyone loving chocolate or medal ‘bling’ and even those in light relief from their spring marathon training!

Children are welcome to take part but must be accompanied by an adult if under 16. Dogs (one per runner, on a lead) are equally welcome.

For more information, visit www.headway-bs.org.uk/events, call 07483 173877 or email fundraising@headway-bs.org.uk .

 

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