Written by Samantha Lade, DonateToday
Published: Thursday, 12th April 2018

Calling all chocoholics! Birmingham's tastiest 5k fun run invites YOU to help raise funds for local hospice

Consider yourself a chocoholic? Birmingham's tastiest 5k fun run is inviting you to help raise vital funds for local hospice

A 5 kilometre fun run with a 'tasty twist' is hitting Cannon Hill Park in South Birmingham for the first time this month, to help raise vital funds for a local hospice.

On Saturday 28th April, 'The Chocolate 5k' will be hosted by Birmingham St Mary's, inviting runners to head along and race around the scenic park whilst indulging in chocolate treats. 

Branded goodies will be available from a number of chocolate stations throughout the course, and runners will even be able to enjoy a gooey chocolate pot after hitting the finish line.

Sweet-toothed Brummies are being asked to run, jog or walk the route to help raise money for the hospice, which provides crucial care and support to local people living with life-limiting illnesses.

Last year, The Chocolate 5k raised an incredible £25,000 for the hospice – but this time around, the Selly Park-based charity is hoping to raise even more.

Lucy Watkins, Head of Fundraising at Birmingham St Mary's, said: 'Whether you're a running enthusiast or just have a sweet-tooth, The Chocolate 5k is a great way for you to enjoy tasty treats completely guilt-free.

'Every penny raised will go towards the hospice, so your generous support will ensure that we can continue to provide our free, vital services to families across Birmingham and Sandwell.'

"Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice currently needs to raise £8 million annually to fund its vital care."

- Birmingham St Mary's, 2018

In addition to the tasty chocolate treats on offer, participants can also enjoy face painting, raffles, and games at the park.

Runners will also – quite suitably – have the chance to meet one of the world's most famous chocolate makers in Willy Wonka.

The charity's Chocolate 5k has also been shortlisted for a national award recently, making it into The Running Award's top three 'Best Charity Fun Runs in the UK.'

The fun run begins at 1pm on the day, with tickets costing £15 for adults and £10 for children (free admission for children under 5). To find out more information or to book your place today, please click here.