Obstacle mud run fundraiser in aid of Essex children with cancer

Published on: March 11, 2024

Places available now for Nuclear Races x Gold Geese, 5th May

Tickets are available now for local children’s cancer support charity Gold Geese’s annual Nuclear Races mud run fundraiser, taking place on Sunday 5th May.

The popular private 2k mud run in Brentwood involves obstacles, wading through muddy trenches, whizzing down slides and navigating rope ladders and swings. Participants can take part as individuals, families or teams. Children aged 11+ are welcome to join if accompanied by an adult.

Entry is free but each person must raise a minimum of £100 for Gold Geese, to cover costs to the charity and raise vital funds to support children and young people fighting cancer in the Southend and Basildon areas.

Gold Geese support is tailored to each family’s needs and ranges from funding for mental health therapy and food shop vouchers to toys, weekend trips away and practical help with travel to and from hospital.

The charity has supported five-year-old Piper from Southend, who was diagnosed with cancer at the age of two. Gold Geese arranged hotels for Piper’s family during lengthy hospital stays, food vouchers and deliveries of toys and treats.

Piper’s mum Sam Morris says,

 “It meant all the world knowing we had Gold Geese support to make life that little bit easier.”

 Sam has raised around £5000 in the last two Gold Geese Nuclear Races mud runs and plans to enter a team for the 2024 event.

Sam adds,

“We absolutely love running this race, we run it as a family with friends and it’s so much fun. My advice is to get a good team that will work together and to have fun.”

Katie Southgate, Gold Geese founder and CEO, adds:

“Community fundraising events like Nuclear Races are important for us as we receive no government funding.

“If you’re looking for a fun, physical team-building or family event, come and join us! You’ll come away smiling, muddy and having helped local families affected by childhood cancer.”

To sign up to the Gold Geese Nuclear Races event visit www.goldgeese.org/nuclear-races.

For more information about the charity or to learn the signs and symptoms of childhood cancer visit www.goldgeese.org.

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