WREXHAM'S largest county park, Alyn Waters, is to host a new running event next month.

Runners can raise money for Nightingale House Hospice by completing a 5k or 10k route in the beautiful woodland on March 30.

The whole family can take part, as there is also an opportunity for children to sign up for a 1k fun run on the day.

Working in partnership with Nightingale House, Joe Cooper, director of OutFit Personal Fitness Ltd, said: “Runners of all abilities are invited to take part in the area's newest 5k and 10k running event. We are working with the local charity Nightingale House Hospice to bring the community a great, inclusive event for a good cause.

“It's a chance to stretch your legs in lovely surroundings, with plenty of support from park users, staff, and the event team to ensure you have a great time out on the trails. The event also includes a 1km dash for children to sign up on the day, making it truly a family-friendly occasion and giving people of all ages and abilities a chance to get involved in a really positive local event.”


Joe added: "The run will be electronically timed, with results available immediately as runners finish, and a completion medal will be your reward for taking the challenge on.

"Refreshments are available on the event field on the Llay side of Alyn Waters, and you can expect a great welcome at this new event. Water stations and event goodies are available to all runners, and the courses shall be well marked, marshalled and covered by qualified first aiders.”

There will be lots of fun for all the family at the event, with easter activities for children, archery, football darts, an assault course, tombola, entertainment and delicious food and drink stalls to refuel after the run.

Events manager at Nightingale House, Elise Jackson, said: “The Alyn Waters 5k and 10k is about making every step count, raising funds and awareness for the care provided by Nightingale House Hospice. Run with us, run for them – let every mile make a difference in the lives of those facing their toughest journey.”

People can sign up for the event on the Nightingale House Hospice website.