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Chicken Run to take flight on Good Friday

Chicken Run to take flight on Good Friday

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Chicken Run to take flight on Good Friday


Running group distance.gg has organised a new fun run for the Easter weekend, which they're hoping will tempt lots of people - of all ages and fitness - to pull on their trainers.

The Bedell Cristin chicken run is a 5km fun run open to everyone, beginning and ending at Pembroke.

Participants will all be given a chicken hat to wear during the run to celebrate the Easter weekend with profits being donated to the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation.

As well as the run, there will be an Easter egg hunt and other family-friendly activities at the Pembroke. 

“The chicken run promises to be a great day out for all the family and a different way to start the Easter weekend,” said Distance.gg’s Michael Quittenden. 

“We want the event to be a real visual spectacle and thought that having 200 runners dressed as chickens will be a great sight for passers-by and an unusual challenge for the runners themselves.” 

Kate Ovenden from event sponsor Bedell Cristin said: “We hope that this event can become a regular part of Guernsey’s Easter sporting calendar, and we’re looking forward to seeing the chickens find their legs and take to the streets.” 

Jo Priaulx, trustee of the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation, said: “We’re so grateful to the organisers for choosing the Foundation to benefit from what is going to be a really fun event. 

“Funds raised will be used to provide support to Bailiwick of Guernsey premature babies and seriously poorly children and their families. We provide equipment and baby boxes to the Guernsey Neonatal Unit. Our other main objective is managing and maintaining two home-from-home apartments a few steps away from Southampton Hospital.  

“Families whose child is transferred to Southampton Hospital can use a PPBF flat where they can stay in comfort, privacy and have a place to do their washing or cook a meal. These flats cost £30,000 a year to run so the Chicken Run will be a huge help towards the large on-going costs.”

Further information on the Chicken Run is available here

Pictured: Jo Priaulx, Richard Sharp, Sammy Meerveld and Michael Quittenden.

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