Hedgehog Half looking sharp for October
The kids Hoglet Mile is back in the event.
After 17 months of Covid-19, the only spikes we want to see or hear about are those on our small spiny friends and the focus for an event with a mission. The Hedgehog Half Marathon returns on Sunday 3 October with a scenic course on quiet country lanes and an eye catching medal to delight in.
One of the most scenic half marathons in the UK and smoothly organised by Curly’s Athletes; the race is an active supporter of Andrew’s Hedgehog Hospital and keen to raise awareness of the plight of these vulnerable animals whilst fundraising for this local charity.
It is held at Normanby Hall Country Park which is also the venue for Curly’s very popular bee themed 10K. The race starts and finishes in the grounds of this estate and takes runners through pretty villages and countryside in North Lincolnshire. There are some road closures and a traffic team to keep everyone moving whilst staying safe with signs and marshals as additional help. Runners stick to the left hand side of the road at all times.
The Half Marathon starts at 9am followed by the Junior Hoglet Mile at 9.30am which is for youngsters aged 5 to 11 and takes place within the Country Park. Children and adults are welcome to enter into the spirit of things and dress up in hedgehog outfits.
Half Marathon finishers get a slice of cake to go with their medal with sweets and water plus a medal for Junior Hoglet Mile runners. The park cafe will be open for refreshments and caterers on the lawn serving hot food.
There is a virtual option for anyone unable to attend the live event. More information about that, the live race and how to enter can be found via the Curly’s Athletes website.
Image courtesy of Curly’s Athletes.