Hospice announces ‘Hoot Hike’ to kick off the Big Hoot Ipswich 2022

St Elizabeth Hospice has announced the ‘Hoot Hike’ as the event to launch the Big Hoot Ipswich 2022 this summer.

The Big Hoot Ipswich 2022 is the third art trail brought to Ipswich by St Elizabeth Hospice in partnership with creative producers Wild in Art, following the success of Pigs Gone Wild 2016 and Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk 2019.

Taking place on 19 June, the official launch of the Big Hoot Ipswich 2022, the Hoot Hike is a sponsored walk which will kick off the summer of fun and give the community their first chance to see the sculptures which will make up the at trail, as well as enjoy lots of other fun activities throughout the day.

Beginning in Christchurch Park, where the event village will be located for registration, craft activities and stallholders, the hike will see participants complete a handpicked 5km trail around Ipswich, featuring a number of the town’s landmarks, a large selection of trail sculptures as well as other surprises along the way.

Joanne Rodger, events and challenges manager at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of the Hoot Hike, which will signal the start of the Big Hoot Ipswich 2022!

“We look forward to joining with supporters and trail fans, to make the occasion, exploring the route around Ipswich and catching a first glimpse of some of the sculptures, all while raising vital funds for the St Elizabeth Hospice.”

The Hoot Hike will be the perfect start to the Big Hoot Ipswich 2022, which will see 50 ornately decorated owl sculptures scattered throughout Ipswich, between 19 June and 3 September, as part of the biggest free art event in Suffolk.

Registration on the day of the hike will begin at 11am, with the event featuring three waves of walking groups – 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm. 

Tickets cost £5 and participants are encouraged to raise additional funds for the hospice, as part of the hike, through sponsorship. To register for the Hoot Hike please visit https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/HootHike

For more details please email Events.Team@stelizabethhospice.org.uk or call 01473 7236000. 

For more information about the Big Hoot 2022 go to thebighoot.co.uk.

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