11:02AM, Thursday 23 January 2014
Runners dressed as rabbits will descend on Oaken Grove Park this spring for the third annual Bunny Fun Run.
The Maidenhead Thames Rotary Club's Easter themed event is expected to be the biggest yet with organisers hoping it will attract more than 500 competitors.
Due to be held on Sunday, April 6, the event welcomes adults and children of all abilities to complete the 5km route from Oaken Grove Park and around the western part of town which people can choose to run, walk or hop.
The Mayor of Maidenhead and Windsor, Cllr Andrew Jenner, will present the prizes to the fastest male and female runners, senior citizen, under 18s and under 12s.
Organisers also hope that Olympic rower Katherine Grainger will once again be there to start off the race.
Bunny ears, bow tie, cuffs and a tail will be issued to each entrant as well as a bunny T-shirt.
Participants are also encouraged to improvise their costumes.
The event will raise money for Rotary charities as well as the nominated charities of sponsored runners.
This year Rotary will be encouraging participants to donate towards Macmillan Cancer Support.
Last year's event, in which one man dressed up as a carrot, saw 200 people take part and raised more than £2,600.
This year Rotary is hoping to double the funds.
Organiser Stephan Stephan said: "This is a great community event and a bit of fun."
"After the Christmas period it is nice to encourage people to take up sport and help them get fit."
Visit bunnyfunrun.co.uk for details.
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