This is one show that will run and run and run – York’s first ever Great Panto Run on 18 January.

Who knows who might be running? Perhaps Snow White or Aladdin, the Ugly Sisters or even Patricia the pantomime cow.

The invitation to runners from the organisers is to put on their best pantomime costume for a five-mile trail run in aid of the Berwick Kaler Foundation, a charity established to continue the legacy of York Theatre Royal’s legendary retired dame Berwick Kaler.

The inaugural Great Panto Run at Rawcliffe Country Park is a five mile trail run, comprising two laps of an out-and-back route through woodland, fields and path.

The course is suitable for first time trail runners and experienced runners alike. Fancy dress is encouraged but not compulsory, but there will be a prize for the best fancy dressed runner.

There is also a family fun run – two laps of the Country Park, just over a mile.

See York Run York’s Great Panto Run is raising money for the Berwick Kaler Foundation. So, of course, the team from York Theatre Royal – last seen running the Yorkshire Marathon Relay – are putting their running shoes back on to run the Great Panto Run. Oh yes, they are! And they are looking for sponsors.
Donations via Wonderful are fee free, so 100% of your donation will go directly to the Berwick Kaler Foundation, which aims to bring families, friends and communities together to enjoy all that theatre has to offer.

All info about the run is on the fundraising page here:


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