Hundreds of fundraising superheroes join Colchester’s Comic Hero Run
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Hundreds of fundraising superheroes donned a cape and mask and descended on Colchester’s Castle Park for the Comic Hero Run today.
The event, set up to raise money for St Helena Hospice, saw around 240 runners take part, all dressed as their favourite superhero.
The event had previously been put back due to the villainous mini Beast from the East, but that didn’t put off huge crowds coming out to support the event.
Despite a dreary start to the day, the heroic runners took it in their stride - taking on 1km, 5km and 10km races starting in Colchester’s Upper Castle Park.
Indi Allen, events and challenges manager at St Helena’s Hospice said: “After having to postpone the event due to the mini beast from the east, it was incredible to see so many big and little heros taking part.
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“The atmosphere was amazing and it was fantastic to see so many families getting together for the 1k.”
Sally Thompson, who participated in the race, said: “I took part in the 5km race with my family and although it was a challenge, in part due to undersized tights, it was great fun.
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“The kids found it easy so we were just trying to keep up with them.
“It was a brilliant way to bring the family together.”