On Sunday 29 October 2017, Heaton Park in Manchester will play host to ‘a wicked new spooky running event for the city’. In collaboration with the charity Dreams Come True, the Halloween Fun Run will be ‘a spooky 5km course suitable for runners of all ages and ability levels, with participants encouraged to take part dressed up as ghosts and ghouls!’
Martin Neal, Head of Events for Dreams Come True said “We have a long standing relationship with Sports Tours International and to be heavily involved with the local community is a dream for us too. If we raise as much money as possible, we are then in a position to help a number of children and young adults in the Manchester region and bring joy and happiness fulfilling their treasured dreams.”
Graham Jackson, Race Director for Sports Tours International added, “We are delighted to be delivering Dreams Come True’s first ever event in the North West and to be able to deliver a short distance fun run that’s suitable for all ages and ability levels is ideal. Dreams Come True is an extremely hard working charity who we have worked with for a number of years already, helping their fundraisers to participate in some of the world’s biggest and best marathon events.
“This new Halloween Fun Run at Heaton Park gives them the perfect platform in the North West to extend their reach and awareness.”
Heaton Park is one of Manchester’s most iconic open spaces, covering 600 acres and incorporating the grade one listed 18th century Heaton Hall, which will act as the backdrop for the fun run. The route itself will start and finish in the ‘Ghastly Ghost Town’ with a number of activities and attractions planned as well as out on the route itself ‘a number of spine-chilling surprises will be in store for the participants’.
For all finishers of the Dreams Come True Halloween Fun Run, a special glow in the dark medal will be their reward. Early Bird race entry is £16 per person or a group ticket for four people is £40 with £1 of every entry going direct to the charity.