Mums and dads are gearing up to race around a shopping centre with their little ‘uns this weekend.

No, Peppa Pig’s not in town, it’s the return of the annual Bluewater Baby Race.

On Sunday (June 1), people will take on an 8km course around the picturesque parkland surroundings of the Greenhithe centre – either running or walking with their baby and buggy.

The third Baby Race will raise money for leading national baby charity Tommy’s – which helps fund pioneering medical research into pregnancy complications – and is organised in partnership with pre and post-natal fitness experts Buggyfit.

It is ideal for parents wanting to improve post-pregnancy fitness or friends and family wanting to catch up and the 8km route is easy to navigate with a buggy.

The race starts at 8.30am and registration costs £10, which includes a t-shirt, training plan, gift and goodybag. The charity asks that you try to raise at least £50 in sponsorship.

Tommy’s chief executive, Jane Brewin, said: “The Bluewater Baby Race is a fantastic day out with everyone from tiny babies to parents and grandparents all getting involved to support Tommy’s.

Last year participants raised thousands of pounds and we want to thank everyone taking part this year for raising vital funds that help save babies’ lives.”

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