189 runners took on the 5k route around Raphael Park in Romford – more than both previous years! The weather stayed dry and Raphael Park was absolutely buzzing with runners, supporters and families enjoying a great day out together. The youngest entrant was just four and a half months old, whilst the most senior runner was a fantastic 74 years old - it really was a day for the whole family to enjoy!
In addition to the run, there were bouncy castles, basketball, football and nerf shoot-outs, an inflatable assault course, soft play for toddlers, a giant inflatable slide, sumo wrestling and face painting - all of which were free for superhero runners under 13, plus hot and cold food and drink vans, a slushie stall, go karts, tin-can alley and hook the duck!
Runners were joined by our mascot, Lenny the Lion, for the first part of the race and the brand new Mayor of Havering, Michael Deon Burton, was the special guest of the day. He helped to spur on the runners before the race began, and stayed to hand out medals at the finish line, as well as posing for many photos with the public!
“We’re so grateful to everyone who contributed to the success of this event, but none more so than those who donated items or services and the volunteers who gave up their Sunday to help out”.
It is important to remember that the purpose of this event was to raise funds for us to continue making a positive difference to the lives of children with cancer and their families. The superhero fun runners raised more than £2,000 in sponsorship alone, and overall the whole day has raised over £5,000 so far with sponsorship money still coming in!