Football School authors Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton front virtual Where’s Wally? Weekender!
Join dynamic author duo Ben Lyttleton and Alex Bellos for the National Literacy Trust’s iconic Where’s Wally? fun run, which this year is a virtual run, renamed the Where’s Wally? Weekender.
Event: Where’s Wally? Weekender!
Date: Saturday 20 March – Sunday 21 March 2021
Time: Warm up with Jamie Knight via Facebook Live at 10am on Saturday 20 March
Venue: Your local area
Length: 5k, 10k or 1k for under 12s
Price: Early bird prices £13 per child and £18 per adult ends 5 Feb (after that £15 and £20)
To register: literacytrust.org.uk/WheresWally
On the weekend of 20 March 2021, hundreds of runners, families and book lovers will dress up as the popular children’s book character Where’s Wally? and run, jog or walk to raise money for the National Literacy Trust. Supported by Walker Books, publishers of Where’s Wally? the virtual event invites everyone to wear their Wally stripes with pride and take on a 5k, 10k or even 1k run for kids under 12, in their local area.
Last year, the iconic annual fun run made an Olympic debut at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, but this year in light of COVID-19, the fun run is a virtual event, so participants nationwide can run, walk or jog their chosen distances close to home on the weekend of 20 March.
Once registered, runners will be able to order their Wally costume, complete with the iconic glasses and bobble hat, ready for the weekender. Everyone who takes part will get a free Where’s Wally? costume, a medal and virtual goody bag which includes an exclusive sneak peek of digital activities from the brand new Where’s Wally? book, Where’s Wally? Party Time!
Every penny raised from the Where’s Wally? Weekender will help the National Literacy Trust to help children across the UK who need literacy support most, giving them a route out of poverty and chance to change their life story. The charity’s work to support schools and families whose children have had their literacy and learning most adversely affected by the disruption COVID-19 has caused to their education, is needed now more than ever.
For those raring to go on the morning of Saturday 20 March, the virtual event will officially kick off with a heart-pumping 15 minute Facebook Live warm up from world renowned football freestyler Jamie Knight which participants can tune into at 10am on Saturday 20 March. However, runners are free to begin their routes at whatever time suits them over the weekend.
Along with a brilliant team from Walker Books, other teams will virtually compete in the race to win the fastest team award and raise the most money. Each winning team will get a box of books which includes a full set of the Football School series to gift to their local school, kindly sponsored by Walker Books.
Find out more and register for the 2021 Where’s Wally? Weekender, visit: literacytrust.org.uk/WheresWally.