Sunderland Scramble-Making The Most Of The Great Outdoors
Written by Scott McGerty on 28th April 2018
Everyone is encouraged to join Team North East Autism Society for a huge fun (and mud) filled obstacle course at Herrington Country Park on Saturday 5 May.
The annual 5K Sunderland Scramble will challenge the adventurous thrill-seeker to conquer fun obstacles including a sandbag carry, scrambling through cargo nets, climbing a giant wall of hay bales, navigating through a bungee web and of course mud, glorious mud.
Sunderland City Council’s Head of Events, Victoria French said: “It is great to see Herrington Country Park as well as the city’s other parks and open spaces being used more and more for fun activities for the whole family.
“It’s really encouraging to see more and more organisations like the North East Autism Society creating events such as the 5k Scramble to raise important funds but also creating a great event for people to be involved in . I’m sure everyone who takes part will have a great time being active and of course most importantly lots of people will benefit from the hard work and generosity of those involved.”
Over the 5k course co-ordination skills will be pushed, energy sapped with tackling the wooden wall, tunnels and mud to be scrambled through and not forgetting the return of the water slide to get everyone nice and soapy. It concludes with the final twist of clambering through mud-filled skips before crossing the finishing line to receive a well-deserved “Finisher” bag.
Sophie Clarke, Event Fundraiser for the North East Autism Society, said: “We are really excited to be holding the event at Herrington Country Park for the third year running. It is a great event for families to do it together, as well as friends who want to do it as a bit of fun . Our 2pm ‘wave’ is open for anyone who who would like to register on the day. We are really looking forward to seeing as many people as possible having a go and enjoying a great day out.”
Victoria added, “Events like these are a great compliment to an already packed year of events in the city Once again the Active Sunderland BIG Events and Area Festival programme will take place at venues across the city, so wherever you live there will be something happening near you. During the summer holidays we are delighted to once again host the BIG Community Sports Festivals taking place every Wednesday throughout August.”
Registration is £25 with a pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £40 to help work with children, young people and adults with autism.
Children aged 15 and under go FREE (limit to 2 children per adult), with the MINIMUM AGE to enter being 6 years old.