2 February, 2016
THEME PARK TO HOST SPORT RELIEF MILE
Oakwood Theme Park is to provide the unique backdrop for a Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile event on Sunday, March 20th.
The charity event, which hopes to attract hundreds of competitors, features a course which winds its way through the Pembrokeshire park’s famous rides.
There will be three different distances for people to enter: one mile, three miles and six miles with all monies raised going towards Sport Relief.
Competitors will be able to walk, run or skip their way around the course as the race is also providing a special preview to the park which is set to open its doors for the 2016 season next month.
Oakwood’s Clare Stansfield said: “At this stage last year we had already got well over a hundred people signed up to run various distances and so far this time around we are nearly at that point.
“However we really want to get as close to our 500 people maximum as possible and we’re urging anyone who’s thinking about taking part to sign up.
“We’ve got a team of people from the park taking part, along with our costume character Scorch the Dragon and we’re expecting it to be a really amazing fun day for everyone.
“As well as getting the chance to do some gentle exercise and raise money for an incredible cause, the event also allows people to get a sneak preview of Oakwood before we officially re-open to the public on March 24th,” she added.
The event will be running from 9.30am – 3pm. Registration is from 9.30am and the first wave will set off at 10.30am. There will be free parking as well as a variety of refreshments available on the day.