Get absolutely boggin for local kids with cancer

Get Absolutely ‘Boggin’ for Local Kids With Cancer
Cancer Fund for Children is calling on local people from across NI to get absolutely ‘boggin’ for local children with cancer this October.
Sunday 8th October 2017 will once again see Castlewellan Forest Park filled with charity runners, ready to stuck in for a great cause as the charity’s annual Bog Run returns with a 5K route over natural, muddy obstacles.

And this year, the event promises to be even bigger and better, with participation now open to anyone over the age of 12. Cancer Fund for Children hopes that people of all ages and abilities will sign up for what is sure to be the boggiest 5K around.
Gail Whyte from East Belfast, is part of Cancer Fund for Children’s Fundraising Team and is encouraging local people to get mucked to the eyeballs in aid of local families affected by cancer. She said:
“I’ve already had a taster for the Bog Run and I can tell you I was covered in mud from head to toe! Its good old messy fun and I will be encouraging my friends and family to get stuck into something different. It’s an easy way to do something fun that also helps support local children whose lives have been affected by cancer.”
The Bog Run is a light hearted event, which requires no prior experience, and only a determination to have some good old mucky fun. Whilst the Run will be quite physically challenging, Cancer Fund for Children says that participants don’t have to be gym bunnies or marathon runners to give the run a go.
Amanda Steele, Campaign and Events Officer, Cancer Fund for Children added:
“This event is more dirty than dangerous. Whether you’re a die-hard triathlon runner or you’ve never ran a mile in your life I would urge everyone to give it a go. It promises to be an amazing day out filled with lots of fun, mud and memories that will last a lifetime.”
Funds raised from the Bog Run will enable Cancer Fund for Children to provide a range of practical, emotional and financial support, as well as free therapeutic short breaks, to families, to help them cope with the devastating impact of cancer on their lives.

The Bog Run will take place on Sunday 8th October 2017 at Castlewellan Forest Park, just a few miles away from Cancer Fund for Children’s therapeutic short break facility, Daisy Lodge in Newcastle Co. Down.
Registration for the event is £20 with minimum sponsorship of £80 for anyone aged 18+, and minimum sponsorship of £50 for age 12-17. Participants will receive a free fundraising pack when they register as well as a goody bag and Bog Run medal for finishing the challenge.
To sign up now, go to

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