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Thank you for your interest in registering for the Swansea Character Chase event.

We’re sorry to tell you that due to the lack of registration numbers, we have made the difficult, but necessary, decision to cancel the event on Saturday, 27 April at Singleton Park.
All participants who had registered for the event already will receive a full refund for the registration fee and any sponsorship already submitted to Tŷ Hafan. Please email us at: or call us on: 02920 532 282 if you have any questions regarding this event.

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an enchanting occasion for all ages!

This truly is an enchanting, legendary and magical run.

Tŷ Hafan is a place where memories are created and cherished. It’s about joy, laughter and friendship. It’s about life. Over the last 20 years, nursing has changed significantly but Tŷ Hafan has risen to the challenge, delivering quality paediatric palliative care to families across Wales.

We need to ensure we can keep our doors open and that’s why we need you! Be part of the bigger picture with a target to reach £40,000 from this magical event.

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A 100m dash and 5k fun run with a twist! So, what's it all about?

In this fundraising fun run with a twist, children and adults take on either a 100m or a 5km fun run within the enchanting Singleton Park, Swansea (x2 laps of 2.5k = 5k) and all along the way, families will be able to mix and interact with their favourite characters from story books, TV shows and films. They'll meet TV Mascots, winter princesses, heroes and villains and a whole host of spectacular characters. Have a look at the characters we have so far by clicking the characters tab below! 

Runners will be able to pirouette with the princesses, hiss at the villains and high five their heroes as they make their way to the finish.

Once you have completed the fun run, make your way to the finish that ends happily ever after; collect your medal, pose for photos with your favorite characters and soak up the atmosphere in our event village.

As this is a fundraising event we are asking participants to try and set themselves a target of £15.00 sponsorship for the 100m dash(under 7's only) or £50 sponsorship for the 5k fun run (5+years of age - under 16's £20.00 sponsorship). However, don't panic as you will receive a great fundraising pack of ideas and remember no amount is too small or too large . 

We would love to see you in fancy dress but don't worry if that's not your thing!

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Event Times

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Registration opens from 11:00am-12:00pm with a race start at 12:30pm for our 5k fun run. Our 100m dash will start at 2:00pm but you can still register from 11:00am- 1:30pm. Please do arrive between these times as lots of people will be registering on the day. You will need to register by handing in your disclaimer form and showing your race number. There will be fun activities/entertainment going on in the warm up area, children's rides,  more spectacular characters roaming in the event village, food/drink vendors and music from The Wave and Swansea Sound all day, so make sure you make a day of it!

Take part in our fairy forest hunt within Singleton Park!

Keep a look out for when we reveal our characters week by week from February 2019!



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