Saturday 19th October 2019, at Chirk Castle!
It'll soon be time for Chirk Castle Dark Run 4k *New for 2019*! This family Fun Run (with an option to finish after 2k), is open to all ages and abilities.
Dark Run 4k will take place in the wonderful and historic grounds, of Chirk Castle, starting and finishing at the castle itself. The castle toilets will be available for the duration of the event and water will be provided at the finish. Sunset is at 6:07pm that evening, so allowing enough time for darkness to fall the start time will be 6:45pm. Participants must arrive before 6pm, as the entrance road will be closed after this time, due to the run utilising it.
Participants must bring a torch/head torch! You will be given a glow stick, a BESPOKE GLOW IN THE DARK MEDAL and Goody Bag as part of your entry fee! Dark Run places will be sold on a first come, first served basis and are currently limited to 350 participants (WE SOLD OUT IN 2017/2018). All runners/walkers under the age of 16, MUST stay with a parent/guardian for the duration of the event. The route will be clearly marked with glow sticks and marshalled at all junctions, but please do bring a torch/head torch as the castle grounds are VERY dark.
Adult Entry - £13 (£20 if you enter both Telford & Chirk)
Child Entry (15 and under) - £7 (£10 if you enter both Telford & Chirk)
*a small Eventbrite processing fee will be applied at checkout
We are currently seeking further Sponsors in order for Dark Run 2019 to happen, so please get in touch via our contact form if you or your company are willing and able to support a great charity! We are also pleased to announce that The National Trust - Chirk Castle, are supporting this event.
So what is the aim of Dark Run 2019?
First and foremost, this is a Fun Run and not a Race. There will be no prizes for first place, or finish times for the event. Our aim is to have fun with friends and family, whilst lighting up the park! Most importantly of all... we want to put light into the lives of the children and their families, at Hope House. In addition to your entry fee, participants will be asked to try their very hardest to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship for Hope House:
£10 would help provide stimulation and fun art and craft activities for children to enjoy
£20 would pay for an hour of specialist physiotherapy to help a child feel more comfortable and assist their relaxation and movements
£35 would help pay for a special day out for children to remember
Hope House provide specialist nursing care and support to life-limited children, young people and young adults from Shropshire, Cheshire, North and Mid Wales.
Please join us on the night and help us to raise lots of money for this fabulous charity, the wonderful children and their families.
We hope to see you there!