BOGNOR PROM 10 K ROAD RACE AND JUNIOR FUN RUN

The famous Bognor Prom 10K Road Race

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23 years as Bognor's largest sport event

 

Sunday May 21st 2017

 

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The 2017 will see the 23nd running of the annual Bognor Prom 10K road race which has raised in excess of £500,000 for charities. The club would like to thank all those runners, marshals sponsors and supporters who without there participation this event couldn't happen. In 2017 we hope equal or surpass the more than 1,800 entries of last years event, another record. The organisers at the Bognor Hotham Rotary Club are confident that runners and spectators will enjoy the day, and that many thousands of pounds will be raised for good causes as a result.

The race starts at 10.30am from the southern end of Silverstone Avenue, West Park and finishes at the same spot. Contestants have been given a special route to their car park, avoiding nearby roads that will be affected by rolling closures to facilitate the race. There will be pressure on parking at West Park so all runners are asked to try to double up with transport, park elsewhere if possible and give yourselves plenty of time to avoid the last minute crush. There will be the usual warm-up session at 10am. Chairmen of Felpham and Aldwick Parish Councils, and the Mayor of Bognor Regis Town Council, have been invited.

The unchanged route follows Kings Parade, the Promenade, the Esplanade east of the pier, Gloucester Road around Butlins, Upper Bognor Road, Admiralty Road, Blakes Road and Limmer Lane to rejoin the prom for the return leg. Weather permitting, the Bognor Regis Concert Band will be playing at the bandstand, to give the runners encouragement.

Over 70 marshals will manage road junctions and the promenade, to ensure that the runners have a clear path, and Sussex ambulance will be in attendance. The Rotary Club has advised all properties lining the route of the rolling road closure. The marshals will reopen roads as soon as it is safe to do so, and motorists are requested to be patient while this once a year event passes through. Local residents and drivers are being encouraged to enter into the spirit of the day. The race will pass through Felpham village between 10.45 and 11.15. The prom will be the best vantage point, as the runners will be seen in both directions from 10.30 until about 11.45. All roads will be open again by midday, which is when the presentation of prizes will take place in West Park.

The Bognor Hotham Rotary Club appreciates the help given by many sponsors which enables more money to be given to charity from the event. This year's charity partner is CancerWise offers support to cancer patients and their families, encouraging them to live as well as possible on a day to day basis. CancerWise is a drop in centre offering one to one counselling and a range of complimentary therapies as well as support groups, either cancer specific or social. Approximately 250 people per month access the services of CancerWise, which are funded through donations, community fundraising events and grants. By running for CancerWise you will make a real difference to people living with cancer.

 

What Clients Say

 

Probably the most supportive social activity I have ever been to! Everyone is very welcoming and it is wonderful to meet people I don’t need to explain things to – they all know and understand! Thank you.”

 

I am glad I found out about CancerWise. It helped me through my illness and made me more confident in myself. I Hope it is still there for many more years to come.”

 

CancerWise – An oasis of calm and loving care in a desert of worry, fear and despair!”

 

I particularly liked the way that the Living Well course gave me a sense that I had some control over my illness. I found understanding the science behind cancer so interesting. It all made so much more sense I now understand the why of my actions to support my cancer.”

 

By running for CancerWise you will be working with us to support people through and beyond cancer. Thank You

. Many runners will be raising funds for this and other good causes dear to them. The Rotary Club will top up such fundraising by using the official sponsorship form which gives terms and conditions.

Most of the runners will be local, not belonging to any running club, taking part because they want the personal challenge. But a large number of clubs and groups will be represented, the biggest being the Tone Zone Runners with well over 100 entrants.

Apart from the £200 course champion prize, and another £200 if the course record is beaten (male and female), there will be prizes for winners in five age-related groups. And all finishers will receive a commemorative medal, regardless of their position.

The Junior Fun Run are also likely to enjoy great support again this year. Both take place along the prom, and the £2 entry fee includes a medal for all finishers. 12-14 year olds start from the bandstand at 9.15am, running 1.5 kilometres to Marine Drive West: 8-11 year olds run 800 metres, with mums and dads if they wish, starting at 9.30am opposite the Royal Norfolk Hotel, to the same finish.

It will be a day of fun, challenge and satisfaction, benefiting countless numbers. The Bognor Hotham Rotary Club is proud to organise this annual event for Bognor Regis and looks forward to seeing good support from local people to share the enjoyment and encourage the runners on.

 

Some of the many recipients

Sammy Transport

Shop Mobility

World Water Works

Sarah Water Sounds in Gambia

Kerry Chiddle

Vision Aid Overseas

Chloe s Legs

St Wilfrid Hospice

LArche

Snowdrop Trust

4SIGHT

Stonepillow