14-year-old boy first to register for 2018 ‘Elf Run’
Lucas, aged 14, from Longton, has become the first person to register for this year’s ‘Elf Run’, Stoke-on-Trent’s annual 5km Christmas family fun run.
The ‘Elf Run’, organised by Caudwell Children, will take place at 11.00am on Sunday 16th December, 2018.
This year’s run will see the event moving to a new venue as Sarah Freeth, challenge and events manager at the charity, explained: “We were terribly disappointed when last years ‘Elf Run’ had to be cancelled due to the heavy snowfall that fell across Staffordshire.
“But now it’s back and we’re delighted to announce that we’ve designed a new course that starts outside our wonderful new HQ, the Caudwell International Children’s Centre, located on Innovation Way, Keele Science & Innovation Park, in Newcastle.
“The course then weaves its way through the Keele University campus before finishing in the spectacular countryside surrounding our new home.”
Lucas, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a condition that weakens the muscles, is excited ahead of the run. As he explained: “I can’t wait for the run as it’s fully inclusive and is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies, so I’ll have no problem completing the run.
“Runners also get a free elf hat before the race and a unique medal when they cross the finish line, so I’ll have something to show my family and friends after the run.”
Entry to the ‘Elf Run’ costs £15 per adult, which includes one FREE child’s place. Each additional child is £6.
You can register by ringing the Caudwell Children Events Team on 01782 433755 or you can register online through the web page here (click on the Book Your Place button).