Waitrose boost for Hilly Helmet

We’re thrilled to announce that Warminster supermarket  Waitrose have confirmed this week that our event has been chosen as one of three projects to benefit from their Community Matters project during the month of June.

Shoppers at the Warminster branch will have the option of dropping charity tokens into our box to help boost the money we can send to Brain Tumour Support, so our appeal is simple. If you or your family of friends shop at Waitrose in Warminster, we would really appreciate it if you would please consider dropping your token(s) into the collection bearing our name. At the end of the month all tokens in each box are weighed with each cause benefiting by the percentage weight in their box. Alongside this news an item will appear in the Warminster Journal which will hopefully act as a good prompt for people to choose us for their tokens as they shop.

We’re very grateful to Waitrose for choosing our cause and giving us this opportunity and hope you are able to support us during this campaign.

Introducing The Hilly Helmet Smile Factor

We’ve lots to be excited about in the lead up to this years’ event. We’ve smartened up our website, got some nice colourful flyers and advertising material and some nice props on the way for the night. We’re spreading the word via social media, our flyers and via our opportunity to appeal to the running community via our ‘on the road’ campaign at the local parkruns.

We had a great turnout Saturday and we can’t wait to do it all again at Southwick Country Park on 25th May at  the parkrun. It’s not our event, we’re just introducing ourselves and offering a place to the parkrunner that runs (or walks) in the helmet we find most interesting. We had some great comments from people at Melksham at the feeling that came from running in a helmet last Saturday, though some were a little worried they might not be able to stay the course, so we’d like to put this straight.

You see the happy lady in the picture at the top? If you have any doubts, she’ll be the one that makes sure you do get to the finish and all with that great big smile. Judy has been sweep since the event first started in 2017 and she’ll be there to encourage those at the back again this year. Just to reassure you further, she’s a first aider too, what more could you want?  So now we’ve put your mind at rest, have you signed up yet?

Chippenham Helmet Run – Update

We’re pleased to announce the Chippenham helmet themed parkrun planned for June 1st has now been successfully rescheduled for a week later and will take place on June 8th.

Please remember that Chippenham parkrun starts at 9am with a pre run safety brief taking place beforehand, so please get there in plenty of time. If you want a run time you’ll need a barcode which you can get by registering in a very simple process. You can still run without a barcode but you just won’t get a time.

If you run wearing a helmet with a bit of imagination you’ll be in with a chance of winning a free place for our August Hilly Helmet event. Our grateful thanks go to Chippenham parkrun for kindly hosting us and helping us promote our charity event. This prize has been generously donated by our event partner Running Guy.

Terms and conditions

There’s just a few reasonable conditions.

The prize is not transferable and no alternative is offered.

To be considered for the prize the wearer has to wear their helmet to take part in the parkrun.

The winner of the Hilly Helmet Free entry prize will not be entered into the Hazelbury Hurrah prize draw promotion.

Helmet on the road – Chippenham event date change

We’ve been advised by Chippenham parkrun that our event at their run scheduled for 1st June may have to be changed due to other commitments for them. As they don’t want to water down the impact for us, we are consulting with them for a mutually convenient date and we’ll advise when it will be in due course. Many thanks for your understanding.

The Helmet Experience On The Road

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.

First Recruits Join Hilly Helmets’ Team BTS 1000

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 robin@oranghelmetevents.org.uk and we’ll give you all the details.

Hazelbury Hurrah! – Places Up For Grabs

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!

Event mementos on their way

We’ve been thrilled at how well our event mementos were received at our first two runnings, so much so that this week we’ve confirmed arrangements with local potter Trevor Pictor, to produce them again this year.
Trevor, owner of White Horse pottery in Westbury, is also delighted to be involved again. “It’s been great to support a local event raising money for such a great cause. I’m proud to be providing the finishers mementos once again”, he said.
We think it’s really appropriate that an event held in Westbury has mementos and prizes made by a craftsman locally rather than just giving out off the shelf mass produced medals to our finishers and prize winners. We hope you’ll enjoy them again this year.
You can get yours too but first you’ll have to sign up at www.entrycentral.com/thehillyhelmetchallenge

West Wilts Magazine Return For Second Year

We’re delighted to announce that the West Wilts Magazine are back for their second year to support Hilly Helmet 3. We’ll be adding them to our event partners page in due course so you’ll be able to look them up and see if you can use their services. Look for an item about our event in their June publication.
We’re very grateful to West Wilts Magazine for supporting our event again this year.

GD Massage Joins Hilly Helmet 19

We’re pleased to announce GD Massage have signed up as a partner for our event this year. On offer pre and post run will be a 10 minutes for £5 service including taping if required with all money raised being donated to our event.

Gary has previously supported us by donating a massage voucher and is based locally at Bradford on Avon but works on a come to you basis. He has been a registered sports masseur for 4 years and has an in depth knowledge of sports massage, deep tissue massage and kinesiology.

We’re really pleased to have him along for the night and hope to see you take advantage of this service.