Gaming charity SpecialEffect have announced that their annual 10k run will now be held locally, instead of the usual gathering in central London. The charity, which aims to help those with disabilities pursue their love of gaming, announced that runners will still be able to raise money despite the current situation.
SpecialEffect is aiming to have 100 people sign up and run as part of a “Virtual Team SpecialEffect” to help make up for the shortfall in donations due to the real-life race being postponed. Last year 190 supporters raised close to £25,000 between them.
If you wish to sign up you can do so, for free, via the SpecialEffect virtual events site. The event is scheduled for Saturday 5th July, with everyone setting off at 9am BST. Runners will then run 10k locally, in accordance with government guidelines, and are encouraged to dress up as their favourite characters. If you can’t make that date, you can run anytime between July 5th and 12th. Everyone who completes the 10k will receive a special edition finishers medal.
SpecialEffect is an amazing charity who carry out great work helping those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to, pursue their love of gaming. Should you want to know more about the charity and the amazing work they do, visit their site.