Grand National Trail Run | Findon

Sunday 10th April 2022 | Start 09:30hrs 

Raw Running are proud to be organising a testing, fun and off-road charity 10km trail run at Findon Village during Grand National weekend.  The location is second to none, based in the picturesque village of Findon, Race HQ will be on Nepcote Green. The run follow the lane up to Cissbury Ring and onwards towards Steyning Bostal in the South Downs National Park. Once at the bostal it’s great run downhill following the ancient Monarchs Way all the way back to Nepcote Green and the finish at the historic Wattle House.

Whilst the grown ups are out on the gallops, there will be a series of kids races on the green, so please come along and support them. With being a PTA event, you can be sure you’ll be looked after with drinks and food and face painting.

This is a charity event with all proceeds going to St John the Baptist Primary School at Findon.  With this being Grand National weekend and the village’s racing history, why not run in a jockey’s outfit and win the prize for the best dressed Filly or Colt!  In fact, to make sure we keep to the racing theme, you’ll need to register not only your full name, but that of your racing avatar! (an avatar is your alter ego or character!).   So, will you be an Aldaniti, & Bob Champion from 1981? Or perhaps the classic Red Rum, Mr Frisk, L’Escargot or you could make up one of your own such as Aerobically Challenged, Cirque Du Sore Legs or a Miss Demeanour!   The Protein Ball Co, our favourite energy food, will be on hand at the finish to provide you with your daily supplement – no bags of hay here!  If our other runs are anything to go by then this is likely to be very popular.

Why not run as a jockey: Try here, here or here!

What is the Grand National: Considered to be one of the greatest steeplechases in the world, the Grand National is the symbol of racing. This iconic race sees jockeys, as well as trainers, go head to head in a bid to win the sport’s most famous prize. With nearly two and a half miles of turf to cover, it covers 16 individual fences which are as iconic as the race itself.  This includes the likes of the infamous Chair not to mention Bechers Brook where many thoroughbreds come a cropper. On the other hand, it is a real test for not only the horse, but the jockey who needs to maintain the pace of the ride throughout the race.

              

ENTRY: (10km) Individual runner £20  |  (10km) Individual Canicross £22 

(Min age for runner is 15+yrs on day of race)

Humans & canines get a bespoke medal.

Race info and routes for 2022 to be confirmed.

The PTA at St John the Baptist Primary School is brilliant! It encourages closer links between home and school by organising social activities that not only raise funds to provide ‘extras’ not already provided by the school’s budget – often ‘fun things’ that make learning more interesting and exciting. Other events the PTA organise are the Findon Village Fireworks, Christmas and Summer Discos and the Village May Revels. The PTA are continuously looking for fundraising ideas, practical help, prize donations and financial support through sponsorship.