Where’s Wally? Try the Olympic Stadium
Feeling like a Wally? Then there’s a place for you at the London Olympic Stadium in March 2020 as the National Literacy Trust 10k switches its Where’s Wally fun run event to the famous arena.
The day’s activities normally take place in Clapham Common but visits a new home this year – the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London.
So if you’ve ever fancied following in the footsteps of Mo Farah and Usain Bolt, now’s your chance. But while Farah and Bolt missed out on dressing up in Where’s Wally outfits, you won’t.
Last year’s event attracted around 1,000 runners decked out as the lead character from the popular Where’s Wally books. And they raised over £30,000 into the bargain. Proof that sometimes it pays to embrace our fun side.
The 2020 version takes place on March 15 and is the eighth annual Where’s Wally fun run. Alongside the 10k, an enjoyable day out for the whole family also features a 5k.
Meanwhile, kids under 12 can get involved in the running with a 1k. With the energy most kids that age have, they’ll complete this in no time. And they won’t ache in the morning unlike us oldies.
Those with enough left in the tank after the run can drag their weary carcasses in the direction of Konnie Huq, former Blue Peter presenter.
Now, my recall of Blue Peter may be a little hazy but I’ll hazard a guess that Konnie will be more than happy to talk you through just where you should’ve eased off during the 10k in order not to be a sweaty, heaving mess in front of her.
More likely though is that Huq will be on hand to support runners and sign copies of her debut children’s book Cookie! and the Most Annoying Boy in the World. Form an orderly queue kids.
Seeing images from past Where’s Wally events, the day just screams FUN. And what’s life if we can’t all cheer up and benefit from a bit of that? Rubbish, that’s what it is.
Further information and details on how to sign up can be found over at the Literacy Trust.