Pop duo the Cheeky Girls are putting together their scariest costumes yet to launch an exciting new running event – Parkinson’s UK’s Spooky Sprint.
Coming to Bucks for the first time on Saturday, September 26, Spooky Sprint dares people to run in the dark around Waddesdon Manor with only a headtorch to light their way.
Cheeky Girls Gabriela and Monica Irimia, who are Taking part in their third Spooky Sprint, said: “We are excited and honoured to launch Spooky Sprint in Aylesbury.
“Our grandmother had Parkinson’s and sadly we saw her condition deteriorate to the point where she couldn’t hold a cup by herself and our grandfather had to help her.
“That’s why it’s really important we all fight for a cure and support the fantastic work that Parkinson’s UK does. We’d like to invite everyone to come up with their cheekiest, spookiest costumes and run with us for this great cause.”
Starting at 7pm, runners can choose between a 5km or 10km distance.
There is also a 500m family fun run that starts at 6pm so children can get involved in the fancy dress action.
All runners will receive a glow-in-the-dark finishers’ medal as well as a fundraising pack and sponsorship forms. Runners in the 5km and 10km events will also receive a glow-in-the-dark breathable t-shirt and will receive a race time.
Entry fee costs £25 in advance for the 10km, £19 for the 5km and £5 for the family fun run. All runners are asked to raise £100 in sponsorship.
Halloween fancy dress is optional, but there will be a prize for the best spooky costume on the night.
Parkinson’s UK’s director of fundraising, Paul Jackson-Clark, said: “Following the success of Spooky Sprint across the country, we are delighted to be able to bring the event to Aylesbury.
“Running in fancy dress and in the dark is a fun and exciting way to raise funds, and I’m looking forward to seeing the costumes that the people of Bucks come up with.
“All funds raised from the Spooky Sprint will be used to fund vital research to find a cure, and improve the lives of the 127,000 people in the UK who are living with Parkinson’s.”
For further information and to book a place, visit www.parkinsons.org.uk/spookysprint or call 020 7932 1314.