The village of Hurstbourne Tarrant, situated in the heart of the beautiful North Wessex Downs is proud to host Hampshire’s best kept sporting secret: the Hurstbourne 5 mile multi-terrain race and Fun Run.
On Saturday 26th April at 11am, runners of all abilities will surge across the start line and race through woods and farmland for trophies, prizes and a special award for the first resident of Hurstbourne Tarrant or Ibthorpe and the first to conquer Hurstbourne Hill.
The race, which includes one of north Hampshire’s steepest hills, is 5 miles worth of fun, stunning scenery and a lot of mud! With a 379 metre ascent over the 7.65km course, the race is only 18 vertical metres short of a category A fell race. Sounds daunting? It’s not. The race has been completed by an 80 year old!
For the sixth consecutive year, runners of all standards are invited to join the fun and raise money for two local charities, Andover Young Carers and Hurstbourne Tarrant Development Fund, raising money for a new community hall.
The main race starts at 11am, with late entries closing at 10.30am, or when the race limit of 200 has been reached. A 2km Fun Run for under 15s starts at 11.05am and is free to enter although donations are welcome.
Friends, families and spectators are warmly welcomed to enjoy bacon butties and homemade cakes available on the stalls near the finish line on the George V playing fields.
Race organiser Greg England said “If you fancy stretching your legs and supporting great local causes, this run is for definitely you. Last year, 100% of entrants said they’d recommend it and do it again. There really is something for everyone.”