Blackpool Night Run 2021
The popular Blackpool Night Run, which saw thousands of runners take their mark for a 7.5km charity dash down the prom when it launched in 2019, is back.
The run is organised by Brian House Children’s Hospice, and raises vital funds so the charity can care for the most fragile children on the Fylde coast.
Its premier event was the biggest on the charity’s calendar, attracting nearly 6,000 participants who ran, jogged and walked under the Illuminations, raising £73,000 for the Bispham charity.
After last year’s event became a virtual run in light of the pandemic, the charity has announced the event returns as a live run, and will take place on Wednesday 1st September.
Blackpool Night Run is free to enter thanks to sponsorship by The Kentown Wizard Foundation, and has already attracted more than 250 people who have registered their interest in taking part.
The hospice’s Events Manager, Kirsty Miller, said: “After the huge success of our first ever Night Run, we were really excited to keep the momentum going with a 2020 event. It was a sad decision to cancel the live event, but we are so grateful to everyone who took part in the Virtual Night Run last year.
“But now, we are so excited to launch Blackpool Night Run 2021, and we cannot wait to see our amazing supporters under the bright lights of the promenade again.
“We’re constantly reviewing government updates concerning the ease out of lockdown, and will take every precaution to make this event as safe as possible for everyone taking part or helping on the day.
“While Night Run remains a free event, every single penny raised in sponsorship or donated by those taking part goes straight to our amazing children’s hospice, caring for our area’s most fragile children and creating full lives, however short.”
Places for Blackpool Night Run are limited, so participants are encouraged to book quickly to avoid disappointment. Sign up here.