Get fit and help save lives in the Rabbit Run
February 29, 2012
Ears, tails and bow ties will be the dress code for the inaugural Run Rabbit Fun Run in Wargrave.
The April event will be the first joint fundraiser for St John Ambulance and the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance.
Organisers hope people of all ages and abilities will tackle either a one-mile or a three-mile jog around the grounds of Piggott School in Wargrave.
The aim is to see more than 100 runners take part, including those not brave enough for a half marathon.
If you register in advance and collect sponsorship, the entry fee will be £10 for the three-mile course and £5 for the one-mile.
The first 50 to register for each course will receive free bunny accessories – everyone else is encouraged to kit themselves out.
And the best-dressed bunny in each event will win a trip to RAF Benson, home of the air ambulance.
The race will start at 11am on Saturday, April 14, and the course is suitable for children and pushchairs.
Kim Adrian, county fundraiser for St John Ambulance in Berkshire, said: “This is the first time we have held a running event and we are looking forward to the Run Rabbit Run capturing the imagination and sense of fun of all those people, runners and non-runners, for whom the Reading Half Marathon was just too far and a bit too serious.
“We hope this will be an exciting family occasion and that as well as having a great time people will be able to drum up plenty of sponsorship for two life-saving charities.
“First aid given by our volunteers and the people we train, or emergency medical intervention provided by the air ambulance crew is often the difference between a life lost and a life saved.”
Katie Whelpdale, fundraising manager for the air ambulance, said: “I am delighted that Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance and St John Ambulance are working together. Our work crosses over on a regular basis and this is a wonderful opportunity to form a long-term relationship.”
To enter the Run Rabbit Fun Run, email email@example.com. The deadline for advance registration is Friday, April 6.