Fabulous 1st Official Virtual Event a resounding success!

Fabulous 1st Official Virtual Event a resounding success!

Take 10 volunteers and 303 energetic generous people and what have you got – Mad March Hare 2021 1st Official Virtual Event! As all Mad March Hares leap in to April the team would like to say a massive THANK YOU.  Walkers, Runners and Children’s Activity Trailers showed great support for our event and have helped us raise over £2,500 so far for our chosen charity Breast Cancer Now.  Sponsorship is still arriving at the Mad March Hare burrow so our total will rise. A big thank you to our supporters and sponsors who have helped us ensure 100% of registration fees goes to Breast Cancer Now. Keep an eye on the website and local media for an announcement of our final total soon.

Exciting Mad March Hare Banners

Exciting Mad March Hare Banners

Banners are appearing You may have noticed that Mad March Hare Banners are appearing all over Swindon. What does this mean? It means that the annual Mad March Hare Event is nearly here. However, this year it’s a bit different in that the Event lasts for the whole of March 2021 and it’s totally Virtual. So you can challenge your selves by undertaking a 5km or 10km distance walk, jog or run in your own time and place of your choosing. Send us your proof of completion in whatever way you can and received one of our much coveted Event Medals. There’s still time to register for the Mad March Hare – just go to the Events page on our website where you can register…

Mad March Hare Trail Event, in conjunction with Days Out For Kids Swindon

Mad March Hare Trail Event, in conjunction with Days Out For Kids Swindon

Mad March Hare Trail Event This year we are excited to be teaming up with Rose Louise from Days Out For Kids Swindon. She will be setting up a Lydiard Park Easter Trail for children and families to enjoy and raise extra funds for Mad March Hare. Registrations for this event will be open from 1st March 2021. Once you have registered for this extra event, your Trail sheets will be available to download throughout March 2021. A link to the download will be included on your registration email. Rose will also be running a competition alongside the Trail where families can win some amazing treats! Remember 100% of your registration fees will go to the Breast Cancer Now.

COVID didn’t stop the 13th Mad March Hare

COVID didn’t stop the 13th Mad March Hare

Thirteen wasn’t an unlucky number for the Mad March Hare Event as the team were determined to do all they could to continue their fundraising quest! The annual event based at Lydiard Academy welcomes over 500 participants walking, jogging or running a 5k or 10k route around West Swindon and raises money for Breast Cancer Now.  Our fundraising up to 2019 stood at over £113,000. However, this year in response to the Government guidance around COVID 19 and after taking advice from organisers of other large events, the Team took the sad decision early in March to cancel the event scheduled for Sunday 22nd March. We were very disappointed to have to take this action but we considered it was appropriate under the circumstances. Registration for the event closed…

Pictures of Our Virtual Finishers

Pictures of Our Virtual Finishers

The Virtual Event Continued On… In response to the guidance around COVID 19, early in March the Mad March Team took the sad decision to cancel the event scheduled for Sunday 22nd March 2020.  However, the virtual event had been running for the past few years and had proved really popular, so we thought it would be a good idea to offer people the opportunity to do this instead (following social distance advice of course). Images of happy families completing their runs began to fill our Facebook page and we busily started to deliver the medals which had been so deservedly earned. Here are just a few of the many pictures we received.

Hare Brained Quizzers Launch the 2020 Mad March Hare

Hare Brained Quizzers Launch the 2020 Mad March Hare

Launch of the Mad March Hare 2020 Event The 1st November marked the official launch of the 13th Mad March Hare which will take place on Sunday 22nd March 2020. The annual quiz raises money to support the running of the Mad March Hare event meaning that unlike many other events 100% of the entrant’s fee goes directly to our chosen charity, Breast Cancer Now.  The quiz night was a huge success raising over £1,000 with 27 teams and 169 people attending.  The event is always fantastically supported by local people, running groups, walking groups and dedicated quizzers.  We need to thank our wonderful quiz master Bill, who led the teams through their paces with some tricky questions and of course Swindon Town for the…

Mad March Hare Quiz – Friday 1st November 2019

Mad March Hare Quiz – Friday 1st November 2019

Mad March Hare Quiz 2019 Why not join us at Swindon Town Football Club on Friday 1st November for the annual Mad March Hare Quiz. We’re open from 7pm with the first round getting underway at 7.30pm. Tickets only £7.00 per person and each ticket includes a Ploughman’s Supper. Teams of 6 to 8 maximum or you can come along and join a team on the night. There are prizes for the Winning Team and we will be holding a Grand Raffle. You can either email quiz@madmarchhare.org.uk to book you team places or go to the Quiz Registration page on this website and book electronically.  If you book online, you can enter a Team Name on the checkout page. Enquiries to 0845 680 8064. All…

Fundraising Total 2019 for Breast Cancer Now

Fundraising Total 2019 for Breast Cancer Now

The Mad March Hare Team are proud to announce the 2019 fundraising total Thanks to everyone who took part in the Mad March Hare this year and of course thanks to our amazing sponsors. We’ve just closed the books and the team are delighted to announce our 2019 fundraising total for Breast Cancer Now is £10,500. The fundraising continues and here are some dates for your diary: Saturday 7th September, Mamma Mia Movie and Greek Supper Night October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Friday 1st November, Mad March Hare Quiz Night Friday 15th November, Celebration Black Tie Ball, Blunsdon House Hotel Sunday 22nd March 2020, Mad March Hare 2020