GOSH Race For The Kids

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Race for the Kids at Hyde Park this October!

For the first time in three years, GOSH Charity’s much-loved RBC Race for the Kids will return to its home of Hyde Park in London, and registrations are now open for the fun-filled day of fundraising.

Families, friends and individuals of all ages are invited to take part in the 5k race on 8 October 2022, which can be completed by foot, wheelchair or scooter. Every penny raised will go towards supporting seriously ill children treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

The route is suitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs, scooters and dogs, so even beloved pets can be part of the action. Entrants can sign up individually or as a team and will be rewarded for their efforts with an environmentally friendly wooden medal as they cross the finish line. What’s more, alongside the cheering crowds and inspiring participants, everyone will be treated to a festival village providing music, entertainment, and refreshments throughout the day.

GOSH Charity hopes to see fundraisers in their thousands at the iconic Royal Park, but those who are unable to travel on the day can choose to take part in their local neighbourhood by signing up to the virtual RBC Race for the Kids. Virtual entrants simply need to pick a distance of their choice and complete their chosen route between 1-9 October. Everyone, no matter how they sign up, will be making a huge difference in supporting the extraordinary families at GOSH.

Louise Parkes, Chief Executive of GOSH Charity, said: “We are delighted that this year’s RBC Race for the Kids will return to its home of Hyde Park in October. This will be GOSH Charity’s first in-person mass participation event since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, and what a joy it will be to raise money for seriously ill children at GOSH as part of a big group once again.

“The hybrid nature of this year’s event means that people can take part closer to their homes too, and after the success of our virtual race events in 2020 and 2021, I look forward to hearing about all the wonderful people across the UK raising vital funds for patients and their families.”

Adult registration for the in-person race is £25 and children under 16 go free. The money raised will go towards funding the hospital’s most urgent needs, including ground-breaking research, advanced medical equipment, support services for children and their families, and the rebuilding and refurbishment of wards and medical facilities.

Sign up today at gosh.org/rbcraceforthekids

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