Calling all superheroes! Essex hospice announces return of Comic Hero Run for 2018

People taking part in last year's Comic Hero Run, which is organised by the St Helena Hospice. Pictu

People taking part in last year's Comic Hero Run, which is organised by the St Helena Hospice. Picture: ST HELENA HOSPICE - Credit: Archant

The Comic Hero Run is returning to Colchester next year, and the county’s superheroes are invited to its launch.

The event offers a one-kilometre, five-kilometre and 10-kilometre course and will be held in Colchester’s Castle Park on March 18.

Registration opens at Invasion Colchester at Culver Square on September 2, where prospective runners can sign up and get an exclusive discount which is only available in person.

The run is organised by the St Helena Hospice, which supports people living with incurable illnesses.

Wendy Marcon, events and challenges manager, said: “We are thrilled that Invasion Colchester are not only collecting donations for St Helena Hospice and Colchester Hospitals Charity, but are also helping us to launch our Comic Hero Run on the day.

“This event proved very popular with both individuals and families last year with a fabulous selection of comic book and film heroes.

“Whether you’re a fan of Star Wars or Marvel, Lord of the Rings, Frozen or just like dressing up – this event is one is for you.”

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To register after the launch, visit sthelenahospice.org.uk/comic18.

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