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Frosty 5k

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University of Essex Colchester Campus

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Colchester

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Join St Helena Hospice for our brand new winter themed family fun event - Frosty 5k!

About this Event

Frosty 5k is a brand new event - not just to St Helena Hospice or Colchester but across the country - sign up now and you could be one of the first people in the UK to take part!

The event will take place on Saturday 29th February 2020 (Leap Day!) at the University of Essex, with the first wave setting off at 11am.

It's a 5k fun run - but you can walk, run, hop, dance etc round the course, which is 2 laps of a 2.5k route - so it's suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, meaning any age can take part!

The event will begin with a fun warm up before you line up and set off from a very snowy start line (don't worry, you won't get wet from this fake snow). The course then takes you through four winter themed zones: fire, ice, snow and fog. Expect to see inflatable waving snowmen in the snow zone; flames (albeit fake ones) to warm you up in the cosy cabin in the fire zone; 6metres of icy smoke in the fog zone; and an inflatable igloo in the ice zone.

Standard ticket prices are:

Adult (16+) - £ 20.00 + fees

Child (0-15) - £ 15.00 + fees

Family (2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children - £ 13.50 each / £54 total + fees

Group (minimum of 6 adults) - £15.00 each + fees

An official Frosty 5k medal is included in the price of the ticket.

Your ticket fee only covers the cost of us putting on a safe and fun event so we rely on your fundraising to help us raise the vital funds we need to help local people face incurable illness and bereavement. By raising as much money as you can through sponsorship and donations, you will be helping our patients and their families to make every memory matter.

Anyone that raises over £100 in sponsorship, which is paid in by 31st March 2020 will be entered into a draw to win a Chicco trike.

Registration will open from 9.30am with the first wave starting at 11am.

  • Participants aged 16 and over must purchase an adult ticket
  • Under 16s must be accompanied around the course at all times by a paying, participating adult. One adult can accompany up to 3 children
  • If you're signing up other adults, please ensure you include their personal details including their email and postal addresses, so we can send them the event pack and important communications for on the day of the event
  • Please read the terms and conditions at sthelena.org.uk/frosty

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Frosty 5K? This is a brand new event. A 5K course with winter themed zones including Fire, Ice, Fog and Snow. No real flames or wet foam will be used, the zones use special effects, a smoke machine and an inflatable igloo to bring all the elements together.

There will also be inflatable snowmen characters.

When and where is it? Saturday 29th February 2020 at the University of Essex

How much is it?

Standard rate:

Adult (16+) - £ 20.00 + fees

Child (0-15) - £ 15.00 + fees

Family (2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children - £ 13.50 each / £54 total + fees

Group (minimum of 6 adults) - £15.00 each + fees

What time do I have to register?1 hour before your wave time.

Is there an age limit? No

What time does the event start? 11am with registration at 09.30am

Are there refreshments for sale at the venue? There will be hot drinks available

Are there toilets on site? Yes there are toilets near the Pavilion

Are Dogs allowed? No

Is there car parking at the venue? Car parking is available at the University of Essex.

Is there a bag drop at the park? Due to security reasons there is no bag drop available at this event.

Do I have to raise sponsorship? How much? No, as much as possible. All the money raised from sponsorship will help local people face incurable illness and bereavement. St Helena Hospice is a registered charity and relies on the generosity of the local community to support its patients, families and carers.

Anyone that raises over £100 in sponsorship, which is paid in by 31st March 2020 will be entered into a draw to win a Chicco trike.

Can I pay and register on the day? Yes. More details will come nearer the time.

Do I receive a medal? Yes, every participant registered will receive a medal.

Wave Times: 11.00am first wave, each wave thereafter will depend on how many people are registered.

Is it wheelchair/pushchair friendly? Yes

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