COMING MAY 2020 Harry Potter "Deathly Hallows" Run
The symbol of the deathly hollows is related to the story of the three Peverell brothers who came across a deep river at twilight. As they were trained in magical arts they just waved their wands and created a bridge. As they were crossing the bridge a cloaked figure came out... It was death, and he felt cheated - he acted as if he was very pleased and granted all the 3 brothers a wish....
The eldest brother, a combative man, asked for a wand more powerful than any in existence. So death gave him a wand fashioned from a nearby Elder tree.
The second, rather arrogant brother chose to further humiliate death, and asked for the power to recall the deceased from the grave. So death gave the second brother a Resurrection Stone from the river.
And then death turned finally to the youngest and the most intelligent brother. This brother did not trust Death and asked for something to enable him to go forth without Death being able to follow. A reluctant Death, most unwillingly, handed over his own Invisibility Cloak.
The three brothers took their prizes and soon went on their separate ways.
The eldest brother travelled to a village where a wizard whom he had quarrelled lived. He sought out a duel and fought the wizard using the wand, instantly killing the latter. Leaving his enemy dead upon the floor, the eldest brother walked to an inn not far from the duelling site and spent the night there. Taken by his conscience and lust of the Elder Wand's power, the eldest brother boasted of this wand gifted by Death and his own invincibility. That very night, Death transfigured to a murderous wizard. The unknown murderous wizard crept to the inn as the eldest brother slept, drunk from wine. The wizard slit the oldest brother’s throat for good measure and stole the wand. That was when Death took the first brother.
The second brother returned to his home where he lived alone. Turning the stone thrice in his hand the figure of the girl he had once hoped to marry, before her untimely death, appeared at once before him, much to his delight. Yet she was sad and cold, separated from him as by a veil. Though she had returned to the mortal world, she did not truly belong there and suffered. Finally, the second brother, driven mad with hopeless longing, committed suicide by hanging from his house balcony so as truly to join her. That was when Death took the second brother for his own.
Death searched for the youngest brother as years passed but never succeeded. It was only when the third brother reached a great age, he took off the Cloak of Invisibility and gave it to his son. Greeting Death as an old friend, they departed this life as equals. Anyone who manages to possess all three hallows is said to be a Master of Death.
In the symbol of the Deathly Hallows the line down the middle represents the eldest brother's wand, the circle represents the second brother's resurrection stone and the triangle represents the third brother's cloak.
Earn your Deathly Hallows Medal by joining the event! Choose your distance:
The Elder Wand 5km
The Resurrection Stone 10km OR
The Cloak of Invisibility Half Marathon (21.1km)
Register for the event
Choose a location to complete your chosen event - this can be in your community, while you are travelling, on a treadmill, at Parkrun, as part of another event - anywhere in the world really!