WARRINGTON-based Gulliver’s World is hosting a unique fun run to raise much-needed funds for local charities.
The Warrington theme park resort will host 1,000 runners (500 each day) over the weekend of 16th and 17th July 2022 for its annual fun run following a route taking in the park’s rides and attractions.
The colourful event will raise money for Warrington-based St Rocco’s Hospice, which provides free care 365 days of the year for people with life-limiting illnesses.
A ticket combining the fun run and theme park entry is just £15 per person, with £5 of each entry being donated directly to St Rocco’s.
In addition, for every participant Gulliver’s World will donate one theme park ticket to a local children’s charity, supporting young people throughout the Warrington area.
The race route is one mile and participants are welcome to run, walk or toddle to the finish line. All participants will receive a fun run medal and amazing prices will be up for grabs for the best fancy dress costume.
A place in the race must be booked online, with 500 places available each day. Registration and runner number collection takes place at 9am, with the race beginning at 9.45am. Rides and attractions open from 10.30am.
Those not taking part can still purchase theme park tickets (entry from 10.30am) at the standard rate.
Craig Clews, resort director at Gulliver’s World, said: “We are always looking for new ways to support the Warrington community and our annual fun run is a great way to do this.
“It costs St Rocco’s £4.5 million a year to provide their vital care for free so we hope to see as many runners, walkers and toddlers as possible for the fun run to enjoy a great day and at the same time raise much-needed funds.”
Karen Rutherford, corporate and community fundraiser at St. Rocco’s, said: “Having worked with Gulliver’s World in the past, we are delighted they are supporting us with this fun run.
“It is a great way to stay fit, enjoy time at the park and help raise vital funds that will allow us to continue providing palliative care for the people of Warrington, free of charge. Thank you, Gulliver’s World.”
For more information and to book your ticket for the race, visit: www.gulliversworldresort.co.uk/fun-run
For more information about St Rocco’s Hospice, visit: www.stroccos.org.uk