Eerie Hallowe’en event set for Lyme Regis

PUBLISHED: 15:30 14 October 2016 | UPDATED: 09:31 18 October 2016

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A new spooky Hallowe’en event for all the family is coming to Lyme Regis, with the Lyme Slime 2k fun run.

The event will take place along the eerie Lyme Regis seafront with fun ‘fright spots’ along the way.

Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome to run, jog or walk the course on their own, or with family and friends.

Hallowe’en-themed fancy dress is encouraged as organisers are aiming to create a very odd sight along the seafront with 250 witches, ghosts, cats, vampires, etc all having a frightfully good time.

For that extra Halloween scare there will be some fun ‘fright spots’ around the course to keep participants happy.

Look out for the ‘trick or treat’ station, indulge in some ‘witches’ brew’ if you dare and boogie with ‘the dancing devil, pumpkin or vampire’ and don’t forget to join in the spooky mass warm-up.

The event is due to take place on Saturday, October 29, at 11am.

Although there will be no times or positions for this event, participants wishing to use this course to test their running speed will be able to bypass the games and run fast to record their own finish time.

Event director Sally Raynes, from Wacky Nation, said: “We’re excited to be bringing the Hallowe’en Lyme Slime 2k to Lyme Regis for its inaugural year. We wanted to create a new community event for people from Lyme Regis and the surrounding area’s to get into the spirit and celebrate Hallowe’en with family and friends.

“It’s a great opportunity for families to experience running together and to have a fun Hallowe’en experience without any scary nightmares.”

At noon prizes will be given out for the best Halloween costumes, so don’t forget to dig out your spookiest outfit and go dressed as a ghost, cat, witch, werewolf, skeleton, pumpkin or anything with a Hallowe’en theme.

Hubs Toddlers will also be available for a small fee to face paint a pumpkin, bat or spider face.

Volunteers have been coming forward to help with the event and both runners and spectators are invited to partake in spooky children’s games and competitions in the Jubilee Pavilion between 11am and 2pm to fundraise for the Lyme Regis Christmas Lights and Hubs Toddlers.

Those taking part will have a chance to have a go at classic Hallowe’en games like apple bobbing, doughnut on a string, guess the number of spooky sweets in the jar, plus lots more.

“Everyone is joining in to ensure that this event is a great success, but we can always take on more volunteers to run games or to dress up and be one of our scary stewards,” says Sally.

Participants should register at www.wackynation.com/lymeslime for a fun Hallowe’en experience and further information can also be found on the website.

Anyone wishing to take part should sign up now as places are going quickly. The cost to register is £5 for children and £8 for adults.

All entrants signing up before race day will receive their own race number, race day treats collected along the way, a medal, plus refreshment.

There will be an extra £2 charge to enter on the day if there are any spaces available.

If successful, it is hoped that the Lyme Slime will expand to host other Hallowe’en-themed events over a whole weekend next year to raise money for local charities and organisations.


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