THE 2019 ALDBOURNE 5K FUN RUN

The last 2 years have been wonderful events and if you were involved you’ll be thrilled to know the Aldbourne 5k Fun Run is returning on:

Sunday June 9th 2019

Last year an amazing 47% of the participants were under the age of 18 confirming that anyone could take part. 3 year olds were seen sprinting up Baydon Hill (well, for a bit anyway), followed by pushchairs and dog walker-joggers.

Our 3 overreaching aims were achieved: (1) we held a truly community event that everyone felt able to participate in (2) we got young and old alike out into the countryside enjoying exercise and (3) we raised a wonderful and much needed amount for St Michael’s School.

Last year the Fun Run raised a colossal profit of more than £3000 thanks to most of the village supporting it in one way or another and some wonderfully generous sponsorship. The Friends of St Michael’s School are organising their Summer Fair to coincide with the end of the Fun Run so bring your pennies along, join us for lunch and a drink and some fun games. Do come along this June to enjoy another wonderful day!

Why do it?

It will give you something to aim for and you can take part with family and friends! It is a great opportunity to get involved in a really inclusive sporting event. This year we have every possible ability entering. Every participant will receive an edible medal!

Will it be fun?

Of course it will! The fabulous Team from The Fitness Space in Marlborough are returning to get us all warmed up before the start. Plus you’ll be getting a medal for running through some beautiful countryside whilst raising money for a great charity, what could be more fun on a Sunday morning?

What will it cost?

Tickets will cost £10 each for those over 18. Family tickets are available for £25 or individuals under 18 can run for £5. You don’t need any expensive kit – you can wear anything you want! An Aldbourne 5kFun Run t-shirt would obviously look the best but go fancy and bling it up for the fun run if you’d like!

2 years ago: 2017 VIDEO OF THE ALDBOURNE 5K FUN RUN

The Aldbourne 5k Fun Run was held in the village on Sunday 11th June at 10am.

THE 5K COURSE

Views of the Ridgeway panorama stretching for miles ahead.

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The run will start and finish on the village green in Aldbourne, outside the Blue Boar pub.

After leaving the Green, the route takes you round the village of Aldbourne and up Baydon hill. After a mile you set off down hill through the fields and end up on the byway back into the village, past the church and back to the Green.  The whole route is great for experienced runners, novices and especially pushchairs!

RAISING FUNDS FOR ST MICHAEL'S C of E (AIDED) SCHOOL

Even if you don't want to run, you can help us raise funds for the school.

What are the proceeds going towards?

All proceeds from the race will go to St Michael’s C of E (Aided) School in Aldbourne.  We are incredibly lucky to have such an outstanding primary school in the village but there is always a need for fundraising to add to its facilities and this year we are hoping to build a quiet area in our gardens to allow our children some peaceful time to play or just to be.

Can I help?

We have some great volunteers already in the form of:

  • the Scouts who are hosting the Water Station
  • the organisers from the Mad March Hare Race in Lydiard Park are helping us out wonderfully with signage
  • the school Friends of St Michael’s School will have a BBQ, amazing cake stands, teas, coffees and soft drinks available. There will also be stalls and an assault course for anyone with the energy for it at the end!
  • plus our own ice cream team will make an appearance..

If you would like to offer to help with marshalling or have anything to offer then please contact the race organiser directly and we’ll welcome you gratefully!

How About Getting Sponsored for your Fun Run?

If you are going to run, your entry fee goes directly to the the School charity. Why not raise some extra by getting sponsorship from your friends and family?

GALLERY

Aldbourne 5K Fun Run 2017 and 2018

A BIG THANK YOU

Many thanks to all those that have helped.

Ben Lawton for his wonderful design abilities. The Lawton Family for permission to cross their land. Our wonderful local Coop in Aldbourne for sponsoring our snacks post race. The Fitness Space for starting off the race warm up with a bang! As well as Aldbourne Ballet School, Aldbourne Decorators, Aldbourne Stores & Cafe, The Avenue Nursery, Black and Wright Builders,Copy Color, Jungle Kingdom, The Fitness Space, PK Tennis, Aldbourne Nursing Home, Bear Grylls Ventures, Freedog, Barnes Coaches and West Street Motors who have all offered significant sponsorship.