Bunnies gear up for the annual 5K charity fun run which takes place on April 14th at Moreton Hall School.
This year will be the events 4th year on the hop raising crucial funds for local charities. To date the Oswestry Bunny Run has risen just shy of £3,000 for The Bone Cancer Centre, Hope House, The Movement Centre and this year they turn their efforts to help Hector’s Greyhound Rescue. Many of these dogs will have been abandoned and mistreated after their racing careers and need funding to get them back on track with a loving home.
Once again there is great support for the event from local community groups such as Oswestry Cambrian Rotary Club who have helped cement this event within the yearly calendar. Also the fantastic goodie bags that are presented to the runners after the run are again supported by the local Oswestry Sainsbury’s.
Organisers James Manford and Curtis Langley cannot wait for yet another Bunny Run which as always is proving to be a hopping success.
“We are very proud of the Oswestry community and those within it. What the community groups do for this area is inspirational and so this is our way of giving back. Without the help from our supporters Sainsbury’s and Oswestry Cambrian Rotary Club we wouldn’t be able to have created such a successful and well attended event” Curtis Langley.
On the topic of where the run is being held this year, James said,
“The change of venue was a decision we made to make the route more accessible for participants and for ourselves. We often had enquiries surrounding wheelchair and surprisingly pram access, and with steps on the previous route this restricted those participants. Our key aim was to create an event that everyone in the community of Oswestry felt they could get behind and support and now I feel we have opened the event up to more participants by moving to Moreton Hall”
With preparations and training from Marathons to Couch to 5k there is no better time to come together and run, hop, walk, skip or jump your way around the Oswestry Bunny Run. (Registration 9am)
Buy your tickets online by following the Oswestry Bunny Run Facebook page.
From left to right: Andy Ball with the bunny ears Sainsbury’s, Organisers Curtis Langley and James Manford, Kim Byres Charity Rep and Gareth Williams Sainsbury’s.