A charity is asking local running heroes to rise up and be counted in a revival of Brighton's favourite fun run. The HEROES RUN returns on Sunday, 13 May in aid of the children’s therapy service at local domestic abuse charity RISE.
Brighton’s much-loved HEROES RUN was started in 2005 by the Pass It On Africa charity and it ran for 13 fantastic years. This year, Pass It On Africa is doing exactly that – passing on the baton to RISE to continue the event’s charitable aims.
The event encourages people to dress in their favourite hero costume and to run along the beautiful Hove seafront in aid of the charity. There are four races starting at 10am: an adult’s 5k and 10k, a Youth Mile and Kids 500m Dash.
RISE is offering all runners who enter between now and 14 February the chance to claim an early bird discount of 10% – simply enter the code ‘HEROESRISE’ when registering. All money raised will help RISE to fund vital support for local children affected by domestic abuse.
Matt Lambert, co-founder of Pass It On Africa, comments: “We’ve done great things together since the beginning in 2005 but now feel it’s time to hand the baton and HEROES legacy to RISE, our great local domestic abuse charity. They do fantastic work and always supported us, freely sharing resources and experience. Their focus for HEROES RUN is child mental health – a cause I’m sure people will champion.”
Jo Gough, CEO at RISE, comments: “We’re delighted to take on the mantle of the HEROES RUN this year. All the money raised from the run will go directly to the RISE Therapy Team to help fund our much-needed children’s counselling service. Seeing, hearing and experiencing abuse can have a profound effect on children. If every HERO raises just £20, RISE can fund a child psychotherapist for 2018/19.”
From seasoned runners to complete beginners, mini athletes and those who just need any excuse to dress as their favourite superhero the event is open to all. RISE encourages you all to don a mask and cape, put your pants over your trousers and be a HERO for domestic abuse.
For full details visit the HEROES RUN website
Image courtesy HEROES RUN by Victoria Dawe