Where’s Wally? Virtual Fun Run to be held in Peterborough to help disadvantaged children in city

A Where’s Wally? Virtual Fun Run is to take place in Peterborough next month to raise money to support disadvantaged children in the city.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 6:26 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 6:37 am
The Where's Wally? Weekender is taking place in Peterborough on May 8-9.
The Where's Wally? Weekender is taking place in Peterborough on May 8-9.

The Where’s Wally? Weekender has been organised by the National Literacy Trust in partnership with ISG Construction Ltd to “help support the literacy of disadvantaged children in Peterborough

The 1k, 5k or 10k fun runs are being held virtually for the first time this year, due to the pandemic, over the course of the weekend of May 8-9.

Those taking part must sign up online and will receive a red and white striped costume of the classic character Where’s Wally? and a medal.

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The run is open to anyone, regardless of running background, participants simply have to choose a distance and a route which can be completed throughout the weekend.

The entry prices are:

Adult- £14.50 (includes costume and medal)

Child- £10 (includes costume and medal)

Family- £35 (includes costume and medal)

Runners have also been encouraged to raise their own funds for the National Literacy Trust, with the top fundraiser winning a prize of 50 brand new books as a gift for their local school.

For those raring to go on the morning of Saturday May 8, the virtual event will officially kick off with a heart-pumping 15 minute Facebook Live warm up from Peterborough’s very own fitness guru Rebecca Speechley which participants can tune into at 10am on Saturday 8 May.

There are limited spots available so to avoid missing out all participants have to register and can do so by emailing Peterborough Development Manager Lisa Hynes at [email protected]