We’re offering free places for a fun obstacle course event

The Gauntlet Games are on tour across the UK and they're a series of 5km and 10km races.

By News Team on July 27, 2017

Belly slidegroup at gauntlet games

We’re giving you the chance to battle against real Gladiators to raise money for us. The exciting event will take place in Heaton Park on 16th September.

We are the official charity partner for The Gauntlet Games, an event which was created in 2015 by Sarah King, who wanted to give people the chance of having real fun while running.

This event is the world’s only obstacle course with real Gladiators, armed with inflatable weapons, paint guns and foam. It is the perfect fun day out with friends, and we’re offering free places to anyone who is happy to raise sponsorship for St Ann’s. We just ask that any participants try to raise £100 in sponsorship at the event, to help us to provide care to local people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. Oh, and we ask that you have fun and get messy too! Hannah Saunders, Head of Fundraising for St Ann’s
I find running quite boring, so I wanted to find a way to make it fun. I think everyone would love to take part in game-show obstacle courses and Gladiators was one of my favourites. We love seeing people come face-to-face with the friendly Gladiators on our course, in giggles as they take on our huge inflatable, water and foam obstacles. This is all about doing something active and healthy, but having great fun doing so. About 50% of our runners raise money for hundreds of different charities so they’re doing good whilst getting fit. Sarah King, Creator of the Gauntlet Games

Throughout the course all runners will face obstacles such as giant foamy slides, bouncing inflatables and wobbly water bridges – and not forgetting more than 20 ‘friendly’ Gladiators!

The grand finale will be the flagship ‘Gauntlet’ – an 8-metre long inflatable runway with three Gladiators to dodge, followed by a jump onto a giant air bag to the finish line.

Anyone wanting to support #TeamStAnns with their run of the Gauntlet Games can sign up by clicking here, emailing our team at events@sah.org.uk or calling 0161 498 3631.

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