Local Mascot featured in World Record attempt at Wetherby


The Worlds largest mascot race took place at Wetherby Races, West Yorkshire on Sunday 26th April and local Mascot Fred the First Steps Soccer Mascot was Going For Gold.

The Mascot Gold Cup, sponsored by Foresters, celebrated its 10th anniversary and as part of the milestone celebrations the fundraising team at race organisers Sue Ryder aimed to break the Guinness world record for the most mascots in a race. Last year over 80 larger than life furry characters took part and this year over 100 participated which was enough to establish a new world record in a 1Km run which took place before the Mascot Gold Cup itself.

The Mascot Gold Cup has been held at Wetherby Racecourse since 2006 and has raised £130,000 for Sue Ryder and a similar figure for many other charities as mascots can fund raise for their own chosen charities. Individuals, corporate groups, sports associations are all encouraged to join in the fun. Teams have come from across the UK and Northern Ireland and there was even an international entry from Germany.

The race went really well and Fred the Firststepasaurus finished about mid way out of 100 other mascots. There is some video footage on The First Step Soccer’s Facebook page

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