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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