Mad March Hare 13 - Lucky for Some!

By Jamie Hill - 9 September 2019


Mad March Hare is raring to go in its 13th year and preparations are well underway. The Organising Team have already had their first meeting of the season.

The event has been running since 2008 and is fully funded by sponsorship and donations which means 100% of the entry fee goes straight to Breast Cancer Now.

The charity's popular Quiz Night on Friday 1st November heralds the launch of the 2020 event when registration will open. The venue for the  Quiz Night is the Swindon Town Football Club from 7pm.

The Quiz Night is open to all and is popular with regular serious quizzers as well as those looking for a fun evening out. Tickets for the event which include a Ploughman’s Supper is £7 per person.  Teams can be  of 6-8 members. There is a prize for the winning team and a raffle with all the proceeds going to support the Mad March Hare event.

The Mad March Hare event this year saw more than 580 runners, walkers and joggers, buggies and four legged friends turn out on a beautiful sunny morning to take part in the friendly walk/jog/run event over 5 and 10k routes in West Swindon.

This year saw a rise in virtual runner with walks and runs taking place across England and around the world in support of the event which raised over £10,500.

The team are proud that the event has contributed to the achievement of Shirley Garman’s £1m goal. A celebration dinner in honor of Shirley will be held on Friday 15th November.

Shirley sadly lost her fight in 2009 after a 15-year battle with breast cancer.

Friend, Mad March Hare team member and Breast Cancer Now Swindon fundraiser Eunice Salmon said: "A huge thanks to the good hearted people of Swindon and beyond for rising to the challenge and helping us achieve this goal this year.  Eunice reminds us that the aim of the Mad March Hare is twofold – ‘to encourage people to invest in their health by getting active and to raise funds for Breast Cancer Now.  I know Shirley would be very proud of the achievement."

For more details of the celebration dinner visit the Facebook page of Breast Cancer Now Swindon or contact Eunice on

Next year’s Mad March Hare event will be held on 22nd March so get booked on from 1st November.  To take part or volunteer please log on to, email at or call 0845 6808064.

If you want to sign up to the quiz night please email

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