Ready, steady, go again for South Yorkshire charity fun run

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Wannabee race goers are being urged to sign up to a fun run in aid of a South Yorkshire hospital.

Barnsley Hospital Charity is holding its second Rainbow Run on Sunday, May 17, at Locke Park after huge demand.

The run involves participants either running, walking or dancing their way around a 1km or 5km course.

All proceeds raised from the event will go to Barnsley Hospital Charity to support patient care.

Stephen Wragg, chairman of Barnsley Hospital, said: “The Rainbow Run is a fantastic opportunity to support your local hospital and we can guarantee that the money raised from this event will make a real difference to our patients’ lives.

“Last year’s event was a huge success and we hope that we can raise even more money this year.

“Don’t hesitate if you’re thinking of signing up, no matter how you complete the run, it’s guaranteed to be an excellent day out for your family and friends.”

There will be live entertainment by Barnsley artists and craft stalls for race runners and spectators.

Registration for the event begins at 11am with the 1km run starting at 12 noon followed by the 5km race at 1pm.

Participants will be encouraged, and cheered around the course, whilst Barnsley Hospital’s ‘Rainbow Warriors’ will be on hand to cover people head to toe in the colours of the rainbow.

Tickets cost £17 per adult and £7.50 per child, with family tickets available for £45.

Any groups of six or more runners can contact the charity office to receive a 10 per cent discount.

To register visit and follow the instructions on the events section.