A charity elf fun run in aid of local children's and young people's charity Dreams Come True Inverclyde, has been organised as part of Gourock's Christmas lights switch on weekend on Sunday 3 December at 11am.
The fun run leaves from outside Gourock Outdoor Pool and is for any distance up to 5K with markers at each kilometre. Runners are being encouraged to dress up as an elf with a free elf hat provided as part of registration. There will be a prize for the best dressed elf on the day.
Entry fee, which includes a donation to Dreams Come True Inverclyde, is £6 - adult, £4 – children, or £15 - a group of four. Online registration is available at https://dreamscometrue.uk.com/47/1744/elf-run-inverclyde or via leaflets available locally, which can be handed in at 'Treasured', 60 and 66 Cardwell Road, The Pirate and Bluebelle at 23 Kempock Street or Studio Flowers at 69 Kempock Street.
Entrants are also encouraged to raise personal sponsorship from their family, friends and colleagues - a minimum of £20. A sponsorship form can be downloadable from the website link or from the three shops outlined above.
Chris Jewell, local Co-ordinator for Dreams Come True Inverclyde said: "The Elf Fun Run is a great way of doing something special on behalf of our less fortunate young people and young adults in Inverclyde and we are grateful to Gourock Heritage and Arts for organising this occasion, which will help to make more local dreams come true in the future."
Lynne Quinn on behalf of Gourock Heritage and Arts added: "We are excited to add this new venture to our Christmas activities in Gourock and hope that as many people as possible will come out and join us. The route is flat and also wheelchair friendly and we would really like as many wheelchair users as possible to be included in the Fun Run."