Official Charity Announced for Run Solihull 2023

Runners on the left, finishing line, on the right a runner in Iron Man costume;

Acorns Children’s Hospice has been named as official charity partner for Run Solihull 2023

The popular event takes place on Sunday 13th August and attracts hundreds of runners every year to its half marathon, 10k and kids’ race.

This year, event organisers RunThrough have partnered with Acorns, offering participants the opportunity to raise money for the charity and the hundreds of children and families that receive its vital care and support every year.

Zoe Baggott, Acorns Senior Fundraising Manager called on local people to sign up and support the charity. She said: “We are absolutely delighted to be official charity for this year’s race. It’s a fantastic event, and suitable for all ages and abilities – whether you’re a seasoned runner or a family looking for a fun day out!

“Money raised will go directly to the local families who receive love, care and support from Acorns both in our hospices and in family homes. It’s a fantastic cause and we hope lots of people pull on their running shoes and get involved.”

Every attendee at this year’s event will receive a complementary Acorns running vest, bespoke support from the Acorns Events team to help with training and fundraising, a fundraising pack and free official race photos.

Lucy Harfield from RunThrough said: “We are thrilled to partner with Acorns for Run Solihull this year. They’re a charity that delivers so much good work in our community, but relies on voluntary donations and the generosity of local people to continue.

“It’s a partnership that we know will help benefit numerous local families whilst inspiring all our runners and spurring them on to the finish line, in the knowledge that they are making a real difference.”

Every year, Acorns needs to raise approximately £10 million to provide specialist palliative care to over 700 children and their families across the West Midlands. The charity relies on fundraising and events like Run Solihull for the bulk of that amount.