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Last chance to take part in Dorridge ‘Chocolate 5K’

4 September 2016

There’s still time for chocolate lovers to sign up to this weekend’s tastiest charity fun run.

The hugely popular ‘Chocolate 5K’ series will be coming to an end for 2016 with a final run in Solihull on Saturday 10th September.

Starting from Dorridge Village Hall on Saturday 10th September, the ‘Chocolate 5K’ gives chocolate lovers the opportunity to burn off the calories whilst collecting sweet treats along the route. Runners will also receive a chocolate medal and Chocolate 5k goody bag as well as gain free entry into the post-run chocolate buffet.

Runners can arrive for the Dorridge race from 2.00pm and start the chase for chocolate at 3.00pm. Registration costs £15 for adults, £10 for children and under-fives are free. A family ticket is also available at £40 for 2 adults and up to 3 children. Participants can sign up online until midday Friday and on the day before the start of the run.

The unique 5K has attracted over 600 participants across runs in both Bournville and Sandwell earlier this year raising over £25,000 for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, which provides free care and support for terminally ill patients and their families across Birmingham and Sandwell.

Lucy Watkins, Events Manager at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice said: “The Chocolate 5K is a challenge with a difference and there’s still a chance for locals to make the final Chocolate 5K of the year one to remember. It’s a fun way to support hospice care in your community and every penny raised from the charity run will make a massive difference to those who really need our help.”

Full details of the tasty event can be found on the website or by calling the fundraising team on 0121 472 1191.