The Cold Norton Charity Summer 10K & Half Marathon Trail Event
13 Aug 2023
13th August 2023
We have a Facebook page Cold Norton Trail Events, please like and follow for updates.
Please join us for our summer charity trail running event. Fundraising for this event will be a bit different this time as it will be in aid Farleigh Hospice but also The Finish Line Fund and Get Kids Going, more details of these charities are at the bottom of the page.
Event address: Bencott, Newport Avenue, Cold Norton, Essex CM3 6NR. (This is off of Fambridge Road between Cold Norton & North Fambridge.) What3words location: tickles.options.rural
There are 2 routes available, 10km or 13.1 miles (half marathon), mainly on grass, tracks and paths in the beautiful countryside around Cold Norton and nearby villages. These are unmarked, narrative routes where you will be given written instructions to follow (there will be a few bits of tape to help you in trickier places!).
There will be a staggered start, with runners able to set off between 8.30-9.30am. Parking will be open from 8am. There will be no bag drop but parking is close to the start/finish, runners are invited to come to the registration desk to collect their numbers and route instructions, once you are ready to run come back to the registration desk and we will start your time and off you go, once you've completed the run return to the registration desk and we will time you back in.
You will be timed in and out - we will do our best to give you accurate timings but it is not chip timed.
There will be aid stations but this is a cupless event, you will need to carry your own cup or drink bottle. There WILL BE NO CUPS AT THE CHECKPOINTS, IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CUP/BOTTLE YOU WILL NOT GET A DRINK!,
The event will be run with the current, at the time, COVID 19 restrictions https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus. Dogs are not permitted.
All finishers will receive a medal.
We will have refreshments at the finish with hot/cold drinks and home made cakes. Please bring some pennies or pounds as donations for this will be most welcome.
Entry cost is £12 for the 10k (plus 50p booking fee) and £17 for the half marathon (plus 68p = 4% booking fee).
Ample parking, toilets and handwashing facilities will be available.
Entries close on 1st August 2023
Thank you for supporting us in raising funds for Farleigh Hospice, The Finish Line Fund and Get Kids Going.
About Farleigh Hospice
Farleigh Hospice provides hospice care & support to people affected by life-limiting illnesses. With approximately 40% of our yearly running costs funded by the local NHS, we rely on the goodwill of the local mid Essex community to contribute to the £16,039 it costs to provide our services each day.
ABOUT THE FINISH LINE FUND
Established in 2014, the Finish Line Fund was set up to provide support to families who have been affected by serious injury or death whilst participating in sporting activities in the East Essex area. This was prompted by the tragic passing of Nick Palmer, a member of Flyers Southend Running Group who collapsed shortly after he finished the Southend Half Marathon.
Our objective include promoting running and other sports at an amateur level in Southend-on-Sea and surrounding areas by organising running events and providing equipment and sponsorship to clubs in Southend-on-Sea and the surrounding areas to promote health and wellbeing
The preservation and protection of good health for the public benefit in East Essex in particular but not exclusively by:
- The provision of grants to runners and/or their families who have been affected by serious injury, disability or death whilst participating in the sport of running.
- Promoting running and other sports at an amateur level in Southend-on-Sea and surrounding areas by organising running events and providing equipment and sponsorship to clubs in Southend-on-Sea and the surrounding areas to promote health and wellbeing.
ABOUT GET KIDS GOING!
Get Kids Going! is a national charity which gives disabled children and young people, up to the age of 26 years, the wonderful opportunity of participating in sport. We provide them with specially built sports wheelchairs so they can do: athletics, marathons, tennis, skiing, curling, rugby, sailing, boccia, basketball, snowboarding, table tennis, fencing, shooting, archery, powerlifting and many more sports. Get Kids Going! inspires disabled youngsters to compete in sporting events, from start to paralympic level, by also giving them sports grants to help with their: training, physiotherapy, sports psychology, travel, competition fees and the design and development of sports’ equipment. With your help many can become world record holders and paralympic champions!
To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up
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