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The Hilly Helmet 5th Anniversary Challenge

21 Feb 2021 - 11 Aug 2021

The Hilly Helmet 5th Anniversary Challenge has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

The Hilly Helmet Challenge 5th Anniversary

Wednesday 11th August 2021 7pm start

With Virtual Option

Our award winning event is back for 2021 and will take place at Leighton Recreation Centre at Westbury on 11th August 2021 starting promptly at 7pm. We're also offering the option to run it virtually again if you prefer.

We were bowled over by your response as we went virtual last year, thank you all so much. It was great to see you all signing up and running in your town then showing us your pictures. As lockdown eased, it was also great to be able to meet with some of you either as part of a small group or greeting you as you came to Westbury to take on the actual course.

We're looking forward to our 5th anniversary event going back to happening on the night again this year as covid restrictions start to reduce but will hold plans to revert all entries to a virtual event should the situation regress.

As we're offering you the choice to still run Hilly Helmet virtually again, it means it is again open to our junior Helmeteers so it's fun for all the family! You can still come and run with us on the night but sadly junior runners will not be able to take part on the night due to conditions of our event licence insurance. Our four legged friends are also not permitted to run with entrants on the course on the night to ensure all your safety as some trails get quite narrow and depending on the weather could also become slippery.

We're once again looking to help the charity Brain Tumour Support who need our help more than ever, especially after a very lean year of fund-raising opportunities last year which continues to be a real worry for them, so please help us to help them by entering so we can once again get together to help them out with another big Hilly Helmet Handout in 2021. Brain tumour diagnosis doesn't stop for the pandemic, so please help us to help them to continue their important work for all those affected by a brain tumour diagnosis.

Entry prices are frozen at the same price as last year and once again include junior and  family ticket options which offer great value. ARC Race Permit applied for.

Adults £14 or £12 to members of ARC Affiliated clubs

Juniors £5*

Family Ticket (2 Adults Two Children) £30*

*Prices marked with an asterisk are for the virtual event only

Adults can enter in the usual way but for junior or family ticket entries please contact us for a discount code at 

Prizes will be awarded for the first male and female finshers (taking part in helmets of course) on the night and of course there's a prize for the best helmet. There will also be a prize for best junior helmet worn to take part virtually but we need to see the pictures of them being worn, so please interact with us on social media and show us yours! Please get your run or walk done any time between now and 11th August 2021 then send it to us to go on our results list.

Please also follow and get involved in our social media feeds on Facebook, and on Twitter,

Please adhere to government guidelines regarding social distancing and exercising when taking part. When entering junior participants, please ensure they are capable of completing the distance without overdoing it, it is supposed to be fun after all!

The Hilly Helmet Challenge 2021 holds a race permit issued by the Association of Running Clubs.




09 Aug 2021£12.00£14.00

*Discounted for members of Association Of Running Clubs

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 11/08/2021

Status: Closed

Total Places: 200

Places Available: ??



Robin-Mark Schols



Leighton Recreation Centre, Wellhead Lane, Westbury, Wiltshire BA13 3PT

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