St Elizabeth Hospice’s high-profile Midnight Walk is back with an exciting new route and new theme!
It will take place on Saturday 10th May starting and finishing at Ipswich Town Football Club and for the second year running is open to men as well as women.
There will be three routes to choose from; participants can walk or run – five miles, eight miles or a new night-time half-marathon course will offer a unique challenge.
There is also an exciting new theme – Cowboys and Cowgirls – with everyone encouraged to hoe down and dress up country and western-style!
Registration is now open – and you can save £5 if you sign up using the early bird offer, before midnight on January 31st.
The Midnight Walk is the charity’s biggest fundraiser of the year and all participants are asked to raise sponsorship.
Last year around 1,300 men and women took part raising almost £150,000 for the Hospice.
Leanne Carhart, events fundraiser, said: “St Elizabeth Hospice’s Midnight Walk is our most popular sponsored event and the money it raises to fund our services, so they can be provided free of charge, is vital.
“Last year’s event was opened up to men for the first time and was a resounding success. For 2014, we thought we would introduce more twists and are excited about our Cowboys and Cowgirls theme and our new half-marathon route, which will be the first ever night-time half-marathon in Ipswich.”
Many people take part in groups as a fitness challenge, in memory of a friend or relative or just to have a fun night out.
Registrations is £10 until midnight on January 31st and £15 thereafter, sign up at www.midnightwalkipswich.co.uk or for a paper form email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01437 707043.
St Elizabeth Hospice provides services free of charge to patients and their families in East Suffolk and South Norfolk and relies on fundraising and donations to meet most of its £9.1m a year running costs.
The Midnight Walk 2014 is supported by the East Anglian Daily Times, Ipswich Star and Town 102.