We're humbled at the generosity our event has enjoyed since we started in 2017. We've enjoyed donations to the event from people who just want to give and donations are very welcome but taking cash from people isn't always possible. As an alternative solution we have created a donations page which you can access by clicking the badge above. Thank you for your support.
Hilly Helmet 4 Goes Virtual - Entry Open Now
Due to the restrictions on mass participation events as a result of CoVid-19 Hilly Helmet 4 will now be known as "The Lockdown" and has been converted to a virtual event for this year only. (we hope!)
Our friend Trevor at White Horse Pottery has once again been commissioned to create extra special mementos to mark the event and we're now able to offer entry to junior runners* and family entry tickets* at reduced prices. After working so hard to bring you a memorable evening the last 3 years we hope you're able to help us keep the momentum going this year by supporting us once more to help the charity at one of their greatest times of need. Please enter Here
*Please note while adult entries can be made in the usual way, junior and family entries will require a discount code which you'll need to contact us for. Junior entries are £5, while a family ticket of 2 adults and 2 juniors can be had for £30. When applying for family ticket entries please provide adult entry names so we can link them. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The event will once again be run in aid of:
Why Orange Helmet Events?
The cause is one close to Robin’s heart after undergoing surgery to remove a frontal lobe meningioma, a type of brain tumour, the size of a satsuma in 2009.
Following a major brain infection in 2015, after much convalescing Robin was allowed to run but had to wear a helmet. At races fellow runners would ask “What’s it like running in a helmet?” Robin took this on board, answering maybe he could find a way for those asking to find out for themselves and The Hilly Helmet Challenge was born.
Read Robin's full story here