01 March 2018

Superhero Fun Run/ Walk and Carnival

St Francis Hospice (SFH) is excited to announce its inaugural Superhero Fun Run/ Walk and Carnival to be held on 3rd March 2018 in Happy Valley – proudly sponsored by Airports Company Port Elizabeth.


Hospice aims to raise significant funding on the day via entrance fees, sponsorship and general donations.


The event will be entered on to officially own the record for the Largest Superhero Fun-Run. All participants are encouraged to wear a superhero outfit or item.


Entry, including access to the Carnival, water and medal is R60 per adults, R30 per child and R150 for a family of four.

The run/walk, of about 3 km, will start at Happy Valley at 07:00, proceed down Marine Drive and end off in Happy Valley again. Entry to the Carnival is R20 for adults and R10 per child.


In secure surroundings, there will be fun activities for the entire family – performing artists, food stalls, jumping castle, face painting and various lawn games. For the competitive there will be prizes for the best-dressed Superheroes announced on the day.


So get your Superhero game on, enter online at or at Jet, Edgars & Postnet and see the magic come to life in the Bay’s beautiful Happy Valley. Tickets can also be purchased from Something Good, Virgin Active Humewood, Brian Bands and at St Francis Hospice.


Hospice provides Home-Based Palliative Care monthly to some 200 terminally ill Cancer, HIV/AIDS and Motor Neurone Disease patients in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro and Kouga region – at no cost to the patient. It believes that no one should be in pain or alone during their last days. Social Workers on the Hospice team not only provide comfort, but play a significant role in facilitating guardianship, fostering, grants and schooling for affected vulnerable children.  Hospice visits the families for a time after the patient has passed on to make sure they are coping and healing.

SFH is a registered NPO, PBO and an exempt micro enterprise that lends 135% to the BBBEE scorecard for procurement recognition and provides Section 18A receipts enabling a tax rebate.   Many have been touched by Hospice which has built a credible record of quality care since 1986.

For more information contact Lynn van Vuuren on 041 360 7070, E-mail,  or web:


06:30 – 07:00     Runners arrive and register

07:00 – 07:05     Summerstrand Councillor Dean Biddulph opening welcome

07:05 – 07:10     Trevor Wiblin, Director of Hospice – Word of Thanks.

07:10 –                Race Commence

07:30 – 08:45     Scottish Bagpipes to welcome the runners at the finish line – loads of photo opportunities with Kings Players.

08:00 –                Race Completed and each participant receives a medal, water and entry to carnival.

09:00 – 14:00     Vinny from Algoa Fm and the Hitmobile entertaining the crowds



                                                GAMES AREA:


3 x Different sizes Jumping Castles

5 x Different Lawn Games, Putt-putt, Crockets, Snakes and Ladders, Chess

Candyfloss, popcorn, slush puppies

Over 40 Exhibitors and food vendors to choose from.

2 x Huge Army Trucks

                                       CARNIVAL ACTS:


Time Slot



9 - 10


Stiltwalker (Unathi)

Pirout Clown



10 - 11

Poi Jugglers x 2

African Drummer


11 - 12

Stiltwalker (Unathi)

1 x Roaming Character: tbc

Pirout Clown

12 - 1

Poi Jugglers x 2

Roaming Magician (Li Lau)

African Drummer

1 - 2

Stiltwalker (Unathi)

 Roaming Character: Puss In Boots

Pirout Clown

2 - 3

2 x Roaming Characters: tbc

Kaapse Klopse


3 - 4

2 x Poi Jugglers

1 x Roaming Character: tbc

African Drummer