Get boggin’ to support children with cancer with the Bog Run
Cancer Fund for Children are delighted to announce the return of their infamous Bog Run on the 15th October at Castlewellan Forest Park.
Every week in Northern Ireland another three children and young people aged 0-24 years old will be diagnosed with cancer and many more young people will be struggling to cope with their parent’s cancer.
This fun-fuelled challenge is sponsored by the charity’s long-term corporate partners EUROSPAR and ViVOXTRA NI.
They are once again getting stuck in as event sponsors to help ensure no child has to face cancer alone.
Up to 750 participants will take part in the muddiest 5k around, clambering over fallen trees, wading through bog pits and unruly bushes, all whilst having a great time and raising funds in support of children and young people impacted by cancer.
When signing up, participants can choose between the adult course which is open to those aged 12 and up, and the new junior course open to those aged 8-15 with an accompanying adult.
Laura Thompson, Corporate Marketing Manager at Henderson Wholesale who own the EUROSPAR & ViVOXTRA brands in NI said: “This is one of the most exciting ways to raise money and awareness for the vital services Cancer Fund for Children provides to countless families across Northern Ireland.
“We are thrilled to be supporting for another year, and excited to see the race grow as even more participants can get involved and get boggin’ for a great cause!
“EUROSPAR and VIVOXTRA stores across Northern Ireland have supported Cancer Fund for Children for 12 years now, raising over £1.6million in that time.
“We are delighted to continue to partner with them on their key events throughout the year, as well as our various activities in-store throughout the year.”
Cancer Fund for Children works to empower, connect and strengthen children, young people and families impacted by cancer.
Corporate sponsorship is vital in helping this charity bring these popular challenges to life and ensure funds raised can go towards the charity’s essential services.
Phil Alexander, CEO of Cancer Fund for Children, said: “This is the 5th year that EUROSPAR and ViVOXTRA NI will be sponsoring our Bog Run challenge.
“We couldn’t be more grateful and proud.
“This fantastic partnership enables us to create the best event possible for the wide range of supporters who take part.
“They range from individual fitness enthusiasts looking for an extra challenge to families looking for a fun day out.
“It even includes corporate groups who want to take on their team bonding days to a whole new level. We can’t wait to welcome everyone on the day!”
In addition to bespoke 2023 Bog Run medals, participants will also receive a EUROSPAR and ViVOXTRA goody bag to help them re-fuel after their bog-tastic efforts and enjoy an exciting atmosphere, bolstered by the Cool FM Cool Crew.
Registration is now open with discounts for groups of 4 or more! For more info on the event, restrictions or to sign up, visit the website at:
Image 1: Pictured (l-r) Alex Murdock, Events and Campaigns Lead at Cancer Fund for Children and Laura Thompson, Corporate Marketing Manager at Henderson Wholesale who own the EUROSPAR & ViVOXTRA brands in NI
Image 2: Pictured (l-r) Laura Thompson, Corporate Marketing Manager at Henderson Wholesale who own the EUROSPAR & ViVOXTRA brands in NI, and Alex Murdock, Events and Campaigns Lead at Cancer Fund for Children.