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Update 25th March 2022

(as published in the Hope Newsletter)


The Chase at 4 miles is mainly on roads although there is a section of cross country around the Callow and then over some fields (including gates) before a downhill finish. The Chase will be an individual timed event and we hope to develop it further in future years. There will be priz- es in a number of categories. Limited to 40 participants.

The Crawl at 3.5 miles is intended as a walk retracing the steps of many of the school children of Hope in previous years. This is almost all on road but still involves a lot of uphill (to be taken at your own pace). This event is suitable for families with or without dogs. Limited to 30 participants

There is an additional event of “Pootle with Pooch” which involves an in-
dividual and their dog. This can be a walk/jog and will take place over the
same course as the Crawl. This will be timed event and again there will be prizes in a number of catego- ries. Dogs will be on leads at all times and please clean up after your dog. Limited to 30 people partici- pants.

There will be light refreshments available at the finish of the event and a souvenir memento. There are toilet facilities at Hope Village hall (start and finish) although there are no changing facilities.

There will be a drinks station on the course and road junctions, turns etc will be signed and marshalled.

We are delighted to announce that the event is being sponsored this year by Stapeley Vets practice and we are very grateful for their support which will enable us to keep the event costs down. As a result indi- vidual entry is £5 online before the event and £8 on the day while family groups are £10 online before the event and £12 on the day. However we will only take entries on the day if there are places for the various events.

Although the event is on road or public rights of way we would also like to thank all the landowners con- cerned for allowing the event to take place.

Entries will be available online from Monday 4th April with all information available on the event website at

Note—the event can only take place if we have enough local people to act as marshalls on the day so please contact me as soon as possible if you are able to marshall (8 required for event safety). We also require a volunteer ”sweeper” to walk at the back of the course.

We also need a volunteer photographer to take pictures of entrants at the Callow. There will be a short video of the event available after the event.