Staff of regional housebuilder Taylor Wimpey have been testing part of a new obstacle course and mud run.
The Piglet, Junior Hog is an entry-level version of the popular Whole Hog and Boss Hog events that have been firm fixtures in the Suffolk calendar for over 10 years.
It is aimed at those wanting to take part with their children or just those who would like to run a shorter route, and will benefit East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, based in Bury St Edmunds, is sponsoring the Piglet, Junior Hog and that has meant staff getting to try some of the cargo nets, tunnels and rivers those taking part can expect to be scrambling through.
Caroline Carter, Taylor Wimpey East Anglia Sales and Marketing Director, said: “EACH is a fantastic charity and we’re delighted to be able to continue to offer our support by sponsoring the Piglet, Junior Hog event. Our work across East Anglia brings us into contact with many families who may one day benefit from the care and compassion shown by the charity’s staff and volunteers. We at Taylor Wimpey are all big supporters of the work EACH carries out across our region and without them hundreds of children and young people would struggle to get the care they need. We’re looking forward to the event and hope the participants raise plenty of money for EACH.”
The Piglet, Junior Hog will take place on Sunday, 9 June on the lands of Wantisden Hall near Woodbridge, with two courses for runners.
One will be over two kilometres and feature at least 10 obstacles. Children aged eight to 11 can take part, provided each is accompanied by a participating adult.
The other will be over four kilometres and feature at least 20 obstacles. It is open to anyone aged 12 and over.
Victoria Matthews, EACH Suffolk Corporate Fundraiser, said: “Taylor Wimpey’s a great supporter of EACH and raised over £20,000 last year, so it was nice to offer them this fun-filled and very muddy opportunity! Everyone seemed to enjoy it and I’m sure the event in June is going to be fantastic.”
Runners will set off in waves at 9.30am, 10am, 10.30am, 11am and 11.30am. Tickets range in price from £12.50 to £17.50. Everyone will receive a medal at the end. There will be food and refreshments available.
For more information and to book tickets, go to www.each.org.uk/piglet. For more about Taylor Wimpey developments across the region, visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk