Racers, start your engines.....
The planning for this year’s Windlesham Pram Race is coming together, now we need runners to register, marshals to volunteer and spectators to support the event. The race is run each year with the sole purpose of raising money for a wide variety of deserving causes in the local community. After retaining sufficient funds to prepare for this year’s race the trustees distributed over £9,000 to a wide range of local organisations earlier this year.
As always, the race starts at Kamkorp Park (what was BOC/Linde Group HQ), Chertsey Road at 10:30am. As safety is our primary concern, once again several roads in the centre of the village will be closed for a time on Boxing Day to allow racers and spectators to participate safely, details cane be found in Watching the Event & Road Closure page. The Police and Council have insisted that road closures are firmly observed. Every effort will be made, if it is safe, to open the roads as early as possible after the race has passed.
Get your entries in early
For those running in the race it is time to organise your team, design and build your pram and make/buy your costumes. Arrangements for this year’s race are close to completion and on-line registration is open. All the details you will need to enter and the rules for race day are available online at here.
The serious bit
This is a family event and NOT a drinking competition, so NO alcohol can be carried in prams, either at the start or during the race. We urge ALL racers to enjoy running the race and drink responsibly so that everyone else can enjoy the day too. Please arrange to take your pram home and dispose of it safely as there will be no facilities for prams to be left at the end of the race.
Don't just stand there, get involved
To make a community fund raising event like the Pram Race a success we need help to deliver the event safely on Boxing Day. Once again, we need a number of marshals to work with our professional stewards. If you feel able to assist for a couple of hours on the day, or for any queries, please e-mail the Chief Marshall on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him on 07778 725269.
For more information click here.