Mad March Hare Leaps Past £100k in its 10th Year

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Mad March Hare organisers are jumping for joy after raising more than £100,000 for Breast Cancer Now.

A total of 461 runners, walkers and joggers turned out on Sunday morning in March to take part in the 10th anniversary event.

Louise Doughty, who signed up for the event as a milestone to aim for in her 50th year said: “It was a bit scary to begin with but when we started running it was fine. I loved the encouragement along the course and the spurring on you get from seasoned runners as they run past you. I would definitely do it again.”

Tom,9, said: “I’ve done the Mad March Hare for three years running now.  It’s good to be a part of the fund-raising event.  Although it’s fun to get a medal and a goodie bag at the end, it’s the fund-raising for breast cancer that is the most important thing to remember.”

The 2017 event also welcomed its first three virtual participants – Claire Bonser, was joined by two fellow Shin Splints running group members, Wendy Brown and Karol Richardson, both of whom were keen to take part but had other commitments on the day. The trio completed the distance independently as their way of taking part.

The event couldn’t have happened, of course, without the 50+ volunteers who took on a variety of tasks from marshalling the course to manning the bag drop.