The Graffham Run

The Graffham Run 2017 has been organised to raise money to support Graffham Infants and Duncton Junior Schools.  With funding in a critical state we want to do all we can to ensure that they continue to thrive even in a difficult financial climate.  So all the money we raise from the event will go directly to the schools.

And what better way of raising money than a good dose of exercise!  So put the date in your diary, grab your trainers and join us for 5k or 10k or the Junior Fun Run.  See you there!Graffham Infants Duncton Juniors

A word from Helen Martin, Head Teacher………

We hope to raise funds that can support and enrich the education of our children – we aim to provide extra resources for the children, improve the school environment as well as run extra curricular activities such as music, art and sport.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

 

Information

The Date :  The Time

Saturday 23rd September 2017
5k and 10k start time: 10.00am
Junior Fun Run start time: 11.00am
sorry – no dogs permitted to accompany registered persons on the route.

The Place:

Graffham Recreation Ground, The Street, Graffham, GU28 0QA

Age restrictions:

10k: 15 years on the day of the event
5k: 11 years on the day of the event
Junior fun run:  Infants (4 to 7) and Juniors (8 to 11)
Crèche: 3 years +

Facilities on the day:

Car parking is available on the recreation ground car park.
Male and Female changing rooms in the pavilion
Toilets
Bar serving alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, teas and coffees
Hot dogs and ice-creams
Creche available (while you run!) for 3yrs upwards.  The crèche is being run by Tree Tops breakfast and afterschool clubs
Bag drop (free for participants)

Donations

We will have donation buckets at the event so bring all your spare pennies to pop into the pot.

Sponsorship Form

Getting your family and friends to sponsor you is an excellent way of raising funds and will give you an extra boost when you’re training ばいあぐら
through the summer holidays.  Download a sponsorship form to help us raise additional funds.

The route

5km and 10km loop

click to enlarge the route

Starting at the Graffham Recreation Ground, runners head South on the grass then onto a hard compacted footpath, up a gentle incline passing Graffham Infant School and the church.  The more adventurous may want to head straight up the Downs (maybe next years’ race?) but we will be turning through the West Gate onto the long tarmac drive down to Seaford College. Here you will have fantastic views over the stud farms towards Petworth.

On reaching Seaford College we will turn left, through Wallace Square crossing a short patch of compacted flint before joining a track that takes you to the top of Norwood Lane and shortly back onto smooth tarmac. Beautiful Beech and Oak trees line both sides of this road.  Where the road turns away we will join the bridleway, heading straight back towards Graffham.  A small dip in the path means the last stretch is a gentle incline before you re-appear on the Recreation Ground to the cheers and adulation of the supporters as you sprint (or shuffle) towards the finish line.

Congratulations! you’ve just run 5km… unless you want to do another lap ???

Junior Fun Run @ 11am

Click to view the FunRun route

Not to be overlooked, our little stars will get the chance to run around the recreation ground in their own event. Registration for the Fun Run will be on the day.  £2 per child. All participants will get a goody bag from our sponsors, Googly Fruit Organic snacks for kids.

Reception to Yr2 (age 4 -7) run one lap of approx. 400 metres

Yr3 – Yr7 (age 8 – 11) run two laps, approx. 800 metres.