Preston Onesie Run UK is the unique charity event that took place on Sunday 11 December to raise money for Rock FM’s Cash For Kids.Advertisement
The run, organised by Pennine Events, started at Baffito’s Restaurant on the waterfront at Preston’s Marina, with runners wearing onesies around the course at Preston’s Docks.
Athletes could take part in a fun-filled warm up and then had the option to complete a 2.5km, 5km or 7.5km distance run.
ProTyres was the official event supporter of the Onesie Run which was held as part of the Cash for Kids charity’s Mission Christmas Appeal.
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Cash for Kids is the UK children’s charity that responds to the needs of disadvantaged or disabled children in communities so that they can live life to the full and realise their individual potential.
Around 100 pariticipants attended the event dressed in colourful and fun onesies, and they took part in a warm up inside a marquee at Baffito’s restaurant, hearing advice given by Smart Image Body Transformations.
Rock FM’s breakfast show producer Dom made announcements on stage before thanking everyone who attended.
On completing the course, runners were award with a goody bag, fruit, a medal, event information, JD passes and ‘two-for-onesie’ vouchers.
Feedback from participants said that they loved the event and will be dragging as many friends and family along with them for 2017.
Mark Parkinson, Project and Development Officer at Pennine Events, said:
“The day was a great success with the people of the North West really taking to the idea of freeing their onesie, taking it off the sofa and onto the streets.
“With wonderful event feedback we are excited to look to the future of Onesie Run UK and it’s potential to see many more colourful, different and fun onesies joining us as we show that a onesie isn’t just for indoors.
“To see around 100 participants surrounding Preston Marina was so much fun and we enjoyed every moment.”
To stay up to date with the event, and get involved next year, you can follow the Facebook page.
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