Heaton Park Family Fun Day, Sponsored 10k, 5k Run & 1 mile joggle Sat August 6th 2011
Thank you to all of the families, children, runners, jogglers, staff, volunteers, marshals and Band who despite a very rainy start shunned the weather and turned up to support our Heaton Park Fun Day and Sponsored Fun Runs.
Setting up the stalls, band and course was quite an achievement in the wind and the rain but our prayers were answered when the rain cleared in time for our Kiddies 1 mile Joggle. The children were fantastic and it was so good to see such happy faces when they met George and Peppa Pig who also joined in and joggled around the 1mile course with them to the finishing line.
Our 5k and 10k runners caused a lot of excitement as they set off around the course accompanied by cheers and a rather loud Klaxon; congratulations to all who took part you raised an impressive £1,317. 'Two Blues' Band entertained us with music throughout the day, we had an adult sized bouncy castle, a great selection of stalls, a Barnabus Bazaar: selling a selection of colourful scarves, hats, jewellery, books, cd's and gifts, we had guess the name of the teddy, and the weight of the cake, a tombola, art workshops, card making and colouring competitions, face painting and a donation stall offering delicious biscuits, cake and fresh apple juice.
We will be holding a similar event next year, if you would like to be informed of all our up and coming events please email Carol with your contact details and we will include you on our mailing list.
We are so grateful for the following companies who generously gifted us with their time, services and goods;
- GBM (banners)
- Teese.com (t-shirts)
- Martins and Rachel's Bakeries (cakes)
- Want it events (bouncy castle, mascots and face painting)
- Bupa (warm up exercises for the run).
- Ready Steady Store (refreshments stand, staff and supporting banner)
- Two Blues (band)
- Park Run (timing of the run)
If you would like to know about future running events, please send us an email and we will include you on our mailing list. Alternatively keep an eye on our events pages for new and up and coming events.
Published on Sunday 7th August 2011
Heaton Park, Joggle, Run