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Last chance to register for air ambulance 5K Twilight Shift

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is holding its annual 5K Twilight Shift fundraising event on Saturday, July 6, 2024 and is encouraging those who wish to take part, to sign up before online registration closes at midnight this Thursday, July 4.

For the third year running, the event will take place at Henstridge Airfield on the Dorset/Somerset border; the operational base for the charity’s life-saving critical care team.

Participants can run, jog, or walk the 5K and enter as an individual, as a family, or a group.

There are only 500 places available and people can take part as a serious runner, or simply use it to have fun and exercise on what will hopefully be a beautiful late afternoon in July.

Businesses or groups might can use the event as an opportunity for team building, or in-house competitions with friends and colleagues.

Fancy dress is another option, while the more experienced 5K runners could carry a bit of extra weight, just like the air ambulance team need to do when they are attending an incident.

However, the event is not competitive so participants can take part at any pace that suits them.

Members of the public are also welcome to support and Henstridge Airfield Cafe will be open. There will also be stalls for DocBike, Devon Freewheelers Blood Bikes, Restart a Heart: CPR Training and Dorset Police.

Alana Hardy, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Events Officer, said: “With only two weeks to go, we’re really excited for this year’s 5K Twilight Shift. This is our third year holding our charity run and walk, and we’re expecting this year’s event to be better than ever before.

“It’s such a special day, as it gives participants a chance to come together to raise funds for a cause that they’re passionate about and to have the amazing opportunity to meet members of our crew who save lives every day, with thanks to their support.

“Our 5K Twilight Shift is a fun event that all the family can enjoy, so I would encourage everyone, no matter their age or ability, to register and take part. We can’t wait to see you on the day!”

Register online by visiting:

Entrance fees: Adults (£15), Under 16’s (£10). Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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