On Sunday 20th May 2012, 1,340 runners dressed as super heroes took part in the biggest ever Heroes Run on Hove seafront.
Now in its eight year, the event attracted approximately 25 per cent more entrants than it has previously. Runners took part in 5km and 10km runs from Hove Lawns, along the seafront to Hove Lagoon.
The event has raised more than £24,000 for Pass It On Africa to build orphanage schools in Ghana, Kenya and Gambia as well as benefiting 23 other charities.
Almost forty employees from Brighton’s Domestic & General took part. As well as donations from friends and family through the Just Giving website, collection boxes were filled at Domestic & General’s office and the company paid for each employee’s place.
22 contact centre agents, six team leaders and six managers dressed up as superheroes including The Hulk, Batgirl and Superman to compete in the 10k and 5k runs along Hove seafront.
Michael Fawcett, Domestic & General Team Leader, ran 5k as Super Mario with his dog, a Bichon Frisse called Lola. He said:
“The Heroes Run is really good fun, seeing people dressed up brings a smile to your face and it’s all for a good cause.
“This year I ran with my dog Lola. She’s only small so 5k was our limit, but she finished, got a medal and seemed very pleased with herself.”