Pirate fun run to launch Falmouth new ‘ZestiFAL’!

April 16th, 2015

This new summer fun run, which is in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care and the RNLI, has been announced yesterday as the headline event to kick off Falmouth BID’s new sporting festival, ZestiFAL.

For the first time, these two charities will be working together in bringing this event to life which will hopefully raise plenty of funds for both causes and also raise the profile of the new nine day festival starting on Saturday 25th July. The route for the run will start on The Moor in Falmouth and follow the same one and three mile courses as the ever popular Falmouth Santa Fun Run.

Online registration for the Pirate Fun Run will open on Friday, April 17, via www.piratefunrun.co.uk and entry is £5 for children and £10 for adults which will also include a free pirate costume!

Funded and organised by the Falmouth BID (Business Improvement District), ZestiFAL is set to “transform the town into a hub of energetic and engaging activity” for nine days from 25th July to 2nd August. It will showcase a whole range of different activities, including scuba, triathlon, climbing, cricket, hockey, martial arts, paddleboarding or skateboarding, with the public invited to have a go.

The Valley’s luxury holiday cottages Cornwall will be an ideal base for those looking to attend Zestifal with a choice of bus and train links nearby to take participants in and out of Falmouth during the event.

Richard Wilcox, Falmouth BID manager, said: “I’m delighted to work alongside Cornwall Hospice Care and the RNLI to celebrate the start of ZestiFAL with such an energetic and inclusive event as the Pirate Fun Run. The run will add colour and laughter to Falmouth’s streets and very much set the tone for the rest of the week. ZestiFAL is all about encouraging people to try out new activities so make sure you book your place and help raise money for two great causes at the same time.”

Rose Beattie, fundraising manager for Cornwall Hospice Care, added: “We are really excited to be working alongside the RNLI to organise the ZestiFAL Charity Pirate Fun Run, and are looking forward to kicking off this exciting new festival with a sea of pirates taking to the streets, getting active while raising money for our causes.”

Dave Nicholl, area manager for the RNLI, added: “The RNLI is proud to be one of the nominated charities for ZestiFAL and to be working in conjunction with Cornwall Hospice Care to bring this exciting new nautically themed event to Falmouth. Both of our charities carry out amazing work in Cornwall and we hope as many people as possible will sign up for the Pirate Fun Run to help raise money to support this work.”