Update: Advance bookings are now closed but there are still tickets available to purchase on the morning. If you would like to come along tickets are £25, please bring the exact cash with you in order to register. See you there! 

An award-winning chocolate fun run returns to Brum – but this time, it has a giant assault course twist.

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is challenging Brummies to take on its ‘Chocolate 5k Obstacle Rush’ – a new assault course which involves sliding, climbing and jumping in pursuit of chocolatey goodies.

Inspired by the hospice’s ‘Chocolate 5k’ – which picked up bronze for best fun run at the national Running Awards – the course will see people tackle giant inflatables, as well as other fun obstacles, as they race to pick up tasty treats at the finish line.

Taking place on Saturday 8 September at Cofton Park, sweet-enthusiasts will take on 10 obstacles before enjoying their chocolate reward, including the inflatable ‘Pyramid Climb’, ‘Lifeboat Wobble’ and ‘Dive for Victory’ – the latter involving wriggling or diving through giant blown-up beams.

Alongside the course, there will also be music and street food to enjoy, as well as an opportunity to win prizes with a charity raffle.

All funds raised will go towards Birmingham St Mary’s, which provides vital care and support to people living with life-limiting illness across Birmingham and Sandwell.

Laura Nash, events manager at Birmingham St Mary’s, said: “Whether you choose to run, jump or climb your way through the course, whatever your tactic, The Chocolate 5k Obstacle Rush is set to be a really fun and rewarding way to enjoy tasty, chocolate treats.

“This is Birmingham’s first-ever, chocolate-inspired obstacle course and we think it’s a fantastic way to do something amazing whilst raising vital funds for the hospice. Just £65 raised in sponsorship could make a big difference, helping someone to receive expert nursing care in the comfort of their own home.”

The Chocolate 5k Obstacle Rush

• Saturday 8th September at Cofton Park – Longbridge

• Opens at 9am, with the race taking place from 11am to 3pm.

• Tickets cost £22, or £20.50 per person when booked as a team of five.

How your money helps

  • £25 pays for a Hospice at Home nurse for an hour
  • £65 pays for a nurse’s uniform
  • £685 pays for a day’s palliative care from our doctors and nurses in the in-patient unit

To book your place or to find out more, visit here.


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