1/2/23 - the following is an excerpt taking from the Windlesham magazine, help support the magazine and buy a copy (available from the Post Office in Windlesham)
Restarting the Windlesham Pram Race
The Pram Race has been run on Boxing Day in varying formats for well over 50 years.
Our primary purpose in restarting the race after the Covid restrictions has been to raise money for charity and support
deserving causes in the local community.
Many who took part in a survey prior to the event wanted the Pram Race format to continue but want it modified to
address some of the behavioural issues that have been experienced in the past few years.
We have many lessons to learn and adjustments to make. That is especially the case with the format changes to produce a
more family-oriented event.
We believe that supporting the village pubs and the Club is important; several of whom chose to open after the race was
Putting on an event of this type requires the support of a huge number of people and commercial organisations. We wish
to thanks to our commercial sponsors and supporters:
- Gordon Murray Group;
- Newton Rowe;,
- Frog Bikes;
- The Wooldridge Group;
- Shorts Group;
- The Windlesham Club and
- The Rashoi.
There can be no race without our excellent 28 volunteer marshals who also deserve special thanks.
We will be back next year. The Pram Race will continue to evolve and change.
If you share our commitment to raising money for charity and believe that you can work with us to improve the
organisation of the Pram Race for 2023, please contact us.
For more pictures from the event please have a look on our instagram page:
Suttons and The Sun will be providing coffees and teas in the morning whilst the race is running. From The Sun:
We’re open at The Sun from 12pm. We will also be serving tea and hot chocolate along with burgers and hotdogs from the garden for people who are watching to aid with the cold
How you can help The Windlesham Prace Race (The Pram Race charity can only help local good causes if we receive significant public donations, both before the race and on
- take part and race (follow the registration link on the Home page)
- come on the day and spectate + donate
- Donate via the Just Giving page (see on the right)
Click on the "2022 Route incl Road Closures" to see details of which roads are closed and when.
Donations on the day
Can be by cash into the usual buckets or by card to the marshals at the following locations:
- Start - ChertseyRd/Higham lane jct
- Outside The Cricketers
- The Sun
- Half Moon
- Finish - Field of Remembrance
The new Pram Race trophy is looking rather magnificent after the work kindly done by Gordon Murray Group (see below). For reference here is what it used to look like! PLEASE SIGN UP ASAP!!
Check back here regularly to find out the latest on the Pram Race!