A CHARITY run passing historical witchfinder general landmarks is returning this year.

The success of the first Witchfinder Trail run last year has meant organisers are again hosting the event with all money raised going to Acorn Villages in Mistley.

This April the event will also have a 10k route as well as the original 5k option.

A spokesman said: "The 2018 event went brilliantly, thank you to all those who ran, volunteered or supported.

"We’re hoping to better the event in 2019."

Last year the run saw more than 100 people take part raising more than £2,000.

Kerry King from the Headgate Theatre arranged characters from the era including Matthew Hopkins and John Stearne to greet participants along the route, which passed some of the historical sites linked to the self-proclaimed witchfinder general.

Organisers are hoping to raise even more money when the event returns on April 14 at 9.30am.

As encouragement, runners who raise £50 or more in sponsorship will get a free witchfinder t-Shirt.

Entry is now open, with anyone interested asked to visit witchfindertrail.uk