Children’s author and presenter Konnie Huq will support the National Literacy Trust’s Where’s Wally? fun run in spring 2020 in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The event on 15th March will involve hundreds of participants dressing up as the popular children’s book character Where’s Wally? to run, jog or walk to raise money for the NLT. Supported by Walker Books, publisher of Where's Wally?, the event is aimed at families and includes a 5k or 10k run, and a 1k version for kids under 12.
"Last year, around 1,000 runners aged 10 months to 84 years donned their stripes and ran or walked around Clapham Common, raising over £30,000 for the National Literacy Trust," the NLT said. "All proceeds from the event help to change the life stories of disadvantaged children in the UK, through literacy. "In an Olympic year, the Where’s Wally? fun run will be going to the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park [in east London] for the first time, giving runners the chance to follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest athletes in the world. There will also be entertainment on the day for the whole family to enjoy."
Former "Blue Peter" presenter and author Huq will be at the event to support the runners and signing copies of her début children’s book, Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World (Piccadilly Press).