We’re really pleased to announce a small tour of The Hilly Helmet Experience during May and June. We’re doing this with the kind permission of four of our local parkruns and there will be a prize of a free entry into our August event for the best helmet worn to take part at each one.
We’d like to say a big thank you to running wear supplier and event partner of Hilly Helmet Running Guy for donating these prizes and look forward to seeing you at one or all of the parkruns. Don’t forget, all parkruns are scheduled to start at 9am, so try to get there for the pre run safety brief if you’ve not attended there before. You’ll also need a barcode if you want a time, so don’t forget that.
Here are the dates and venues for the tour:
This will be our first event at the Melksham parkrun.
Southwick Country parkrun will be hosts for this date.
We’re at Chippenham on this day.
Shepton Mallet parkrun will be the venue for this date.
We’re pleased to introduce George and Darren who are running as fund raiser runners for Team BTS 1000 at Hilly Helmet this year. They are helping raise extra money for the event total via personal sponsorship as part of the team of 10 we’re looking to put together to do this this year, leaving 8 places still available from the original 10 offered.
We’re looking for each runner to raise £100 in sponsorship (plus gift aid) and in return we’ll refund each participants’ race entry fee and give each of them a technical t shirt or vest in the charity colours to wear on the night and keep. The goal of the team is to collectively help raise an extra £1000 towards the event total this year.
Local runner George loves the event after taking part last year and can’t wait for this years’ event. He runs regularly and took on the Bath half marathon in March and is keen to stay in shape to put in a good performance in August at our event.
Darren approaches things from quite a different angle. He found himself in hospital alongside event founder Robin-Mark Schols back in 2009 as they both underwent life saving surgery. They supported each other while recovering in hospital and have been firm friends ever since, despite living some 3 hours away from each other. Darren recently took up running after as he put it ‘being inspired’ by Robin-Marks’ running achievements. Having recently completed a couch to 5k running course, Darren was keen to be involved in this event and is looking forward to raising extra money to help the charity as a cause close to his own heart.
This opportunity is available to all entrants even if you have entered already. If you’d like to join them and help Team BTS 1000 please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll give you all the details.
Once again, our good friends at Corsham Running Club are supporting us with two free places for their off road event the Hazelbury Hurrah. As their event is being held in July, which is before ours this year, we are unable to use the entries as raffle prizes, so instead we’re using them as an incentive to get entered into our event sooner rather than later.
Everyone entered into Hilly Helmet by May 31st will be in the hat for these places and the lucky winners will be announced on June 1st, so you might win before you even get to our start line of Hilly Helmet by getting entered into our event sooner rather than later. Click here to enter!