The Hartley Wintney Fun Run allows young people from pre-schoolers up to year 11 (including parents and carers) to dress up as their favourite superhero and walk or run over the 2.4km distance.
With the Hartley Wintney Fun Run scheduled for this May, CommunityAd thought they would catch up with organizer George Hazlewood to find out more about this wonderful community event…
From a personal perspective, what do you enjoy most about the Hartley Wintney Fun Run?
As Dads who have our own little (and not so little) people, we love to be able to give them, their friends and the community an opportunity to run in a friendly, safe and enjoyable environment. As a group of keen runners ourselves, and with a selection of superhero outfits(!), we want to give children across the area an opportunity to enjoy running too. Getting high fives from all the finishers who cross the finish line is a great motivator too!
What are the chosen charities you will be supporting in 2024?
The event has always been run in aid of the Oakwood Infant and Greenfields Junior schools in Hartley Wintney, now part of the same federation, Green Oaks. We’ve donated hundreds of pounds to both schools for sports equipment over the years. Our aim has always been to inspire the next generations of runners, whether they are just out to have fun, or if they like to take things more seriously and race to win!
How can readers sign up for the Fun Run and do you need any volunteers?
You can sign up to enter the event on our website at www.hartleywintneyfunrun.co.uk but we will also accept entries on the day in person. We’d love to hear from anyone who would be interested in helping make sure the event happens this year (and continues for many years to come!). Some of the parents who still organise the event have children who are now at Robert May’s School or have even started University or full time employment, so we definitely need new volunteers. If you would like to help please email [email protected]