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Gransden Muddy Fun Run on 26th January
If you like doing mystery marathons, half marathons, a 10K or 3K run or going on a family fun run, how about trying the 2020 Gransden Muddy Fun Run?
It takes place on Sunday, 26th January and starts from Barnabas Oley School playing fields in Great Gransden.
As you can see on the map, left (click to enlarge it), it passes through Hatley St George – convenient if that’s where you live and need the loo!
This will be the eleventh time the event has been held (originally as GORM, officially the ‘Grandsen Off-Road Marathon’). Its purpose is (and always has been) to raise money for Barnabas Oley School in Great Gransden, which quite a few Hatley children have attended over the years.
The run has contributed thousands of pounds to the school to fund the purchase of IT equipment, swimming pool renovation, playground activity equipment and donations to the library.
Sign-on times depend which race / event you want to enter, with registrations opening at 7.30 am and the Mystery Marathon beginning at 8.00 am. Warm up for the half marathon is at 9.50 am (the start is at 10 o’clock) with the other events getting underway a bit later.
Places for the half and 10k are limited, so best to book early to avoid disappointment.
As the point of the event is to raise money for BO, there are the customary fees – £25 for the half, £15 for the 10K and much less for the shorter runs.
The reward? Being puffed (possibly / probably) at the end when you will be greeted by soup, cake, squash, water and a medal. Even children get a medal!
All the details are on the Gransden Muddy Fun Run website.
Post created 16th December 2019.