Children’s hospice’s Dark Run to come to Anglesey for the first time

ANGLESEY will be welcoming people to grab their glow sticks and light up the night by joining Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospices for its ‘Dark Run’.

On the evening of Saturday, October 30, The Dingle in Anglesey will welcome runners, walkers and families for a 5km run like no other.

The hugely successful Dark Runs have previously been held in Chirk, Wrexham, and Telford, Shropshire, raising many thousands for the charity.

This will be the first time north-west Wales will have its own location for the run, which could make it a record-breaking event.

Kelly Hughes, fundraiser, said: “We’re extremely excited to be bringing the Dark Run to Anglesey.

“The Dark Run has always been very popular, with people travelling from all over, but now our amazing supporters in north-west Wales have their own run.

“It really is an event for everyone, and if you’re planning to bring little ones with you who won’t make a 5km, then there is also the option of doing half the distance.

“Numbers will be limited and we are expecting tickets for the Dark Run to sell out very quickly, so get yours today to make sure you can be involved in this super family-friendly event.”

There will be prizes for the best fancy dress on the night, and everyone who attends will receive a goodie bag, a glow stick and, of course, a limited edition glow in the dark medal, sponsored by Kronospan and Schneider Electric.

“If you can’t make the night itself, then we will still be holding a virtual Dark Run, so you can still sign up and be part of the fun, but on a route of your choice,” added Kelly.

As well as Anglesey, the other two Dark Runs taking place at the same time are at Chirk Castle, near Wrexham, and Telford Town Park.

Registration for the event is £20 for adults and £5 for children, with tickets available at: www.hopehouse.org.uk/darkrun.

North Wales Chronicle | Anglesey