kapow! havens hospices and tangent international are searching for superheroes for new 5k fun run with a twist this september


15 June 2017

On Saturday 23rd September, Wat Tyler Park will be opening its gates to thousands of Superheroes for a brand new 5K fun run sponsored by Tangent International – ‘KAPOW!’ in aid of Havens Hospices.

‘KAPOW!’ is an inflatable Superhero themed assault course consisting of 10 inflatable obstacles including a U.V. bubble tunnel, foam maze and Big Bertha – a giant slide – set over 5km. It is the first course of its kind and size that has been run in Essex.

September 23rd is 11plus test day so ‘KAPOW!’ is a perfect way to destress and have fun as a family by tackling the course together. The course is suitable for all, but any children under the age of 16 needs to be at least 1.4m tall and accompanied by an adult.

There will be a bit of a festival feel to the day with entertainment and live music so Superheroes can relax, socialise with friends, family and supporters after they’ve completed the course. 

Susie May, Events Fundraiser said

“We are really excited about bringing ‘KAPOW!’ to Essex, it is set to be a fantastic event and we are looking forward to cheering on all the Superheroes that take on the course! It is going to be a brilliant event that is family friendly, but is also suitable for a stag or hen party, team-building with colleagues or just having a laugh with friends.

“We are incredibly grateful to Tangent International for sponsoring the event! We don’t charge a penny for our care – and that’s only possible because our fantastic supporters like Tangent who help us put on events like these to raise vital funds.

“By taking part in  ‘KAPOW!’, our runners will be helping another baby, child, young person or adult living with a serious illness be pain free and comfortable as possible and helping us be there for those who need us and their families for as long as we’re needed.”

Simon Dear, Chief Executive Officer at Tangent International said

“We are all looking forward to this event at Tangent and I’m sure there’ll be a fair few sign-ups from here!  We support Havens Hospices as a company because of the vital work they do for the local community and this is such a brilliant event so it really was a no-brainer for us when Suzie asked us if we’d be interested in sponsoring it. We are hoping to see lots of Superheroes at the start line ready to take on ‘KAPOW!’ for Havens Hospices.”

Registration is now open and until Friday 23rd June, Havens Hospices are offering an early bird discount – www.havenshospices.org.uk/kapow

Contact us today on 01702 220350 or email us