For the first time in its long history of hosting charity runs, The Wessex Autistic Society is organising its inaugural ‘Cerne Burn’ event taking place at Minterne Magna near Cerne Abbas, close to the famous Dorset location of the Cerne Abbas Giant on Sunday 30th September from 11am.
Tony Armstrong, Fundraiser at the local charity based in Dorchester comments, “We are delighted to be hosting a new event at a new location, and hope to attract a new audience of amateur and club runners to take part. The venue is simply stunning taking place in the private grounds of Minterne House. This is the first time the owners, Lord and Lady Digby have opened their home and its grounds for a charity run. The trail run promises to take your breath away in more ways than one as it is set in a location with hills and valleys to put our runners to the test! For younger family members or anyone wanting to take part we also have a more gentle 2k fun run.”
Operating specialist education, social care and advocacy services throughout Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire, The Wessex Autistic Society is dedicated to campaigning for positive change to make the world a more accessible place for people with autism and their families.
The Heroic themed event aims to encourage people to turn up in a hero costume to add to the fun atmosphere of the day. Families are welcome to attend and support the runners or join in themselves. There will be refreshments available, including an ice cream stall. More family friendly activities will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
To enter the race, simply visit www.charity-run.co.uk. Pre entry for the 10k run costs £10 or £12 on the day. The 2k fun run costs just £3 ahead of the event or £5 on the day. Parking on the day is completely free of charge. Every runner will receive a celebratory medal, chocolate and doughnuts (for those more at home with Homer Simpson than Greek Gods!).
For further information please contact Tony Armstrong on 01305 213138 or visit www.twas.org.uk