Dora the Explorer ready for Sunderland fun run

Dora the Expolorer supporting the mascot section of the Race for Grace on Sunday, September 25, at Herrington Country Park.
Dora the Expolorer supporting the mascot section of the Race for Grace on Sunday, September 25, at Herrington Country Park.
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Children’s favourite Dora the Explorer is on her marks and ready to Race for Grace.

This year’s annual fun run, in aid of the Grace House Hospice, will see a trio of mascots joining charity fund-raisers from across the North East.

A special mascot race has been added to the programme of events, seeing Dora aiming to put Minnie and Mickey Mouse in their place.

The cartoon stars will be on their marks at 11am on Sunday, September 25, before the main race kicks off at 11.30am.

Work is already under way on the multimillion-pound hospice in Southwick, with the first brick being put in place earlier this year.

Karen Maclennan, fund-raiser at Grace House said: “I am so excited for this year’s Race for Grace and thank everyone who has signed up.

“The fact the build of the children’s hospice is well under way makes this a very special year and we’d like the race to be bigger than ever before. So, if you haven’t yet got an entry form, please give us a call.”

The 5k course at Herrington Country Park, which is also suitable for wheelchair users, means participants can have fun and raise money for charity.

Once finished, the hospice will provide vital 24-hour care for seriously ill children and their families.

Entry to this year’s race is £10 for adults, £5 for under 17s and £25 for a family group of two adults and two children.

All entrants will receive a commemorative T-shirt, medal and goodie bag.

Anyone wanting to take part or would like more information should contact our appeal office on 516 6302 or email info@gracehouse.co.uk or visit www.gracehouse.co.uk

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