‘Run it. Walk it. Mince it.’
On Sunday 30 September 2012, a major new event to raise funds for charities supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities will take place in the capital – The Big Gay 10k.
Taking in some of London’s most well-known sights, including the Jubilee Gardens and the Lambeth Palace, this sponsored 10k walk is open to the fittest and the not-so-fit alike. Whether you consider yourself the next Mo Farah, or you like to take the pace a bit slower like Sarah Attar, the event is open to everyone. However, if even the thought of physical exercise makes you break out in a sweat, then perhaps the ‘gay girls’ holding a smooch-a-thon outside Parliament will seal the deal for you!
The charity walk starts and finishes at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and on your return you can enjoy the Big Gay Village Fete – the only place in the UK where you’ll find a drag tarot reader and a bearded bingo caller to congratulate you at the finish line. Live music and cream teas made with ‘lesbian jam’ complete the event that’s sure to have you hoping this becomes an annual event.
The route of the Big Gay 10k is fully accessible for all walkers, runners, wheelchair users and pushchairs; so there’s no excuse, everybody can get involved.
Registration starts at 10.30am on Sunday 30 September, and the walk begins at midday. The Village Fete will open from 1pm, and continues through to 6pm. So whether you’re an aspiring athlete, or you just want to do your bit for charity, then head over to the Big Gay 10k website to register and to find out more details.
The organisers are also looking for more stallholders, so if you represent a charity, community group or an LGBT business then contact [email protected] to request more details.