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.
Congratulations to Gail Folland who completed her 10k virtual run today – the 1st for Mad March Hare 2020!
Medal in the post.
Remember, you can pay to enter Mad March Hare at the event on the day but make sure to bring your pennies as it’s cash only.
Great News – Mad March Hare T-Shirts and Vests are now available in 2020 Orange
This year we are pleased to announce that you can pre-order your T-Shirts and Vest in fabulous 2020 Orange. These will be available to collect at the event but you must get your orders in no later than 10th March 2020.
T-SHIRT ORDERS NOW CLOSED FOR MAD MARCH HARE 2020
Christmas Fayre/Craft Sale
Saturday 14th December 2019
All set up ready for the Christmas Fayre/Craft sale tomorrow
10-1 Lawn Manor Academy, Falmouth Grove, SN3 1EL
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 venue. The winning team were ‘Westlea Runners’ who stormed to the lead by 8 points over second place ‘The Flam Chops’. In fourth place were first timers ‘The Team with No Name’. Team member Dave Franklin who attending with his wife and family said ‘it was such a fantastic night and for such a great cause, the support from the local community was amazing, we will be back next year!’.
Many thanks to everyone who took part.
The amount raised will go a long way toward the costs of running next year’s event.
Last years’ Mad March Hare event saw our biggest numbers on the day of over 580. Runners, walkers and joggers, buggies and four legged friends turned out on a beautiful sunny morning to take part in the friendly walk/jog/run event over 5 and 10k routes in West Swindon with virtual runs and walks taking place across England and around the world.
Judging by the success of the quiz night the organisers are hoping 2020’s Mad March Hare event will be even bigger!
Chair of the Mad March Team, Margaret Nicholson told the quizzers ‘our event, which is in its 13th year, has raised over £123,000 so far and we hope to make 2020 another successful year. We would like to thank the teams who took part as well as the many individuals and local companies who generously donated raffle prizes. Mad March Hare has grown in popularity over the years as it appeals to both families wanting to enjoy the fun and to more serious runners. We hope to smash our numbers in 2020 year so book early to avoid disappointment’.
Team member Esther Newman said ‘This is our thirteenth year and although we are not superstitious, this year has started really well for us so maybe 13 is our lucky number!’
Registration is now open for the 2020 Mad March Hare event. The 5km or 10km routes will take walkers, joggers and runners around a circular route of West Swindon and the popular Lydiard Park.
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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
Shop and Support Mad March Hare at Waitrose
If you shop in Waitrose in Wichelstowe, Mad March Hare will be one of the causes/groups supported by the Green Token scheme ‘Community Matters Box’ from 1st to 31st January 2019. A big thank you to Waitrose. All our fundraising helps us set up the event and ensures that 100% of our entry fees goes to Breast Cancer Now.