Are you up for the Kelpies Supernova Challenge 5k?

Falkirk district residents still have time to sign up for this month’s Supernova Kelpies 5k Run, and help to boost the funds of Scotland’s only children’s hospice charity.

By Roy Beers
Sunday, 8th March 2020, 12:21 pm

The event is at Helix Park from March 20-22, and is open to people of all ages who want to experience “magical” light and sound displays as they complete the scenic route around the Kelpies.

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) is looking for people to take on this family-friendly challenge in order to raise money to help support babies and children with life-shortening conditions - and their families - across Scotland.

Last year, 100 people ran the route on behalf of CHAS, raising £13,000.

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Charlie Leavy, Challenge Events Assistant at CHAS, said: “Last year we had multiple groups of CHAS runners decked out head-to-toe in neon gear, and we’re hoping for another great turnout this year.

“So many of our fundraisers last year told us how much they loved the spectacular light and sound displays, and we’ve been told the 2020 event will be even better.

“Every week in Scotland, three children with life-shortening conditions die, but currently CHAS only reach one of them. It’s through people’s pledges to fundraise and take part in events like the Supernova Kelpies 5k that will help CHAS reach every family who needs them.”

Participants running for CHAS at the Supernova Kelpies pay a £10 entry fee and try to raise a minimum of £75 ahead of their run.