LGL Marathon Relay Challenge

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THE EVENT

Lets Go Local Charity marathon relay at Hicks Lodge, Moira, nr Ashby on the night of Wednesday 17th September starting at 6pm.

THE PRICE

£10 per person for race entry and commemorative gift
£15 per person as above AND AN EVENT T-SHIRT – design is the second picture on the right.
At least 50% of each registration goes to the Ubwino Wa Amayi and Me and Dee charities.

THE CONCEPT

Its simples!
Just get some friends, fellow joggers, team members, office workers, colleagues to run 26.2 miles! Now here’s the thing, it’ not all of you running all of the miles, its all of you running some of the miles.

You get the “thrill” of having completed the full marathon distance without so much of the pain as you run it as a relay with teams of up to as many as you like really.

(You can of course run it on your own if you’re fit enough and training for a long distance event) but the group participation is actively encouraged

So whether you are a solo runner, a duo of athletes, a trio of trotters, a foursome of fun runners or fistful of five or six shufflers then it’s a great opportunity to “run” a marathon with a little help from others.
Yes you do have to register in advance and yes you can be as competitive as you like but the onus is on a bit of fun whilst raising monies for a local and international charity Me and Dee and Malawian Ubwino Wa Amayi with over 50% of the entrance fees going to these causes but you are also encouraged to raise other sponsorship too for your efforts to help boost their coffers – every little bit helps as they say.

There will be 26 one mile laps to run as well as a little bit extra for one of you at the beginning to knock off the .2, lap recorders will be on hand to register each lap as you complete the relatively flat loops around the Hicks Lodge lake with the start and finish near the café/car park area.

You will of course have to wear an event number so we can record things correctly, these will be provided on the day.
I am hoping to get some really good marathon times as the elite runners will have plenty of time to rest in-between miles and I would not be surprised if Paula Radcliffe’s individual WR time is not put under threat! How cool would that be!

The Hicks Lodge café will be open throughout and refreshments (payable) available throughout the event as well as food for the non runners and there will be some sports masseurs to hand too to help those weary legs at the end, during or beginning of the race.

HOW TO BOOK

Just email your intent to run to Richard.beldon@letsgolocal.co.uk or ring on 07878078930 and the forms will be either emailed or posted to you. Then just fill in the forms, return with event registration payment options and then it’s all about the preparation – training for the event is seriously recommended.

SPONSORSHIP

The event is being put on to raise vital funds for Ubwino wa Amayi and Me & Dee and although its not obligatory to do so as over 50% of all registration fees goes to the charities it is hoped that you may be able to raise a little extra by getting family, friends and work colleagues to sponsor you for your endeavours. Forms will be sent with all event enquiries.

TRAINING AND GETTING USED TO THE COURSE

You should of course train for the event itself, many of you will already be competent fun runners, fitness fanatics, gym goers or a mixture of all of the above however I have some inside information – Hick’s Lodge is open for mountain bikers and cyclists late every Thursday evening and if you wanted to come along and run the course and have a cuppa and one of their famous cakes then that’s great they say.
The car park is usually open till dusk on most nights, but not the café, just check in the car park for gate locking times.
The venue is well used by walkers, bird watchers, cyclists, runners and dog sleds regularly so you will rarely be alone.

THE FINER DETAILS

Just a few details to help the event run smoothly, you to enjoy the event and the organisers to feel a little more “organised”

  • There are over 100 car park spaces at the venue however car sharing is always recommended and much better for the environment too.
  • There will be ample space for folk to watch and cheer on the runners all around the circuit. Feel free to come along – the more the merrier.
  • The café will be open throughout the event for spectators and event runners. Drinking water is available.
  • There will not be any drinks/drink stations available on the circuit during the event, please do bring your own energy drinks and water supplies for your own consumption and remember do dispose of your rubbish sensibly.
  • There are no changing facilities as such however the toilets/ wash area is large enough to get changed if you wish.
  • There will be St Johns Ambulance volunteers at the event in case of any unlikely or untimely accidents and the event is insured however do check with your doctor if you have any concerns and likewise your own personal insurance.
  • The event organisers hold no responsibility for injuries ascertained during the event. You participate at your own risk.
  • There will be some sports masseurs/ physio/ osteopath personnel at the event available for massage, stretching and warm-up/ warm down if required. There will be a small charge with a donation to charity involved.
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