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.

Hilly Helmet 3 – Be a Brain Runner

Have you entered the 3rd edition of The Hilly Helmet Challenge yet?

This year we’re offering 10 of our entrants a special opportunity to go the extra mile for Brain Tumour Support and take part for free.

To ensure you look the part, we’ll give you a smart technical t shirt or vest in the charity’s colours to wear on the night.(As pictured above)

In return, you’ll pledge to raise a minimum of £100 (excluding gift aid) and have access to fundraising tools and tips via the Brain Tumour Support website to help you reach your target. It doesn’t matter what your ability level is, you could be an experienced runner or this might be your first event and you’d like to mark your achievement by being sponsored for it.

So how do you get a place?

Well firstly, you’ll need to sign up and once you have, get in touch to let us know you’d like to join the Brain Runner Team. If you’ve signed up already and want to join the team, please get in touch via the contact facility on here or via the Facebook messaging service on our Facebook page and we’ll get straight back to you. As stated previously, we’ll be looking for each member of the Brain Runner Team to raise £100 sponsorship (not including gift aid) to run in Hilly Helmet 3 this year as one of the Brain Runners. On arrival on the night of the event, please bring the cash raised along with sponsor form(s) or proof of a just giving page to the charity and we’ll supply your running top and refund your entry fee.

We’re hoping this initiative proves popular and if we fill all 10 places, we’ll even be providing some training tips on our Facebook and twitter pages during the build up to the event. Please get involved by visiting the social media pages and our website for the latest updates.

Last year and the year before we all but sold the event out before the evening, so if you’re planning to run with us again, please avoid disappointment and get entered as soon as you can.

We look forward to seeing your entry coming in soon!

New Hilly Helmet news page

Welcome to our event news page!

We’ll be posting all the news here as it becomes available to help keep everyone informed as our planning builds for this years event.

Our first two runnings of the Hilly helmet Challenge were great to put on and it was a pleasure to see everyone enjoying themselves at them. We’ve had lots of positive feedback and some helpful input as we continue working to hopefully make our event an even better experience for you as we go into year three.

In addition to this website, we’ll be staying in touch via social media, so please stay in touch as we point you back here to help keep you up to date.
Remember the date, 14th August. Put it in your diary now!