Speed march fundraiser

Woody’s Lodge sponsored speed march: Saturday 20th April, in Wrexham

Step up Your Fitness Game and join Us for the Ultimate Speed March Event in Wrexham, and raise funds for Woody’s Lodge.

Are you ready to test your fitness, challenge yourself like never before, and raise money for Woody’s Lodge? If so, mark your calendars for Saturday 20th April because Wrexham is about to host the ultimate speed march event, and you’re invited!

Whether you’re a seasoned fitness enthusiast or just looking for a new adventure, our speed march event promises an exhilarating experience that will push your limits and leave you feeling accomplished.

So, what exactly is a speed march? It’s a high-intensity march and run, where participants cover 13.3 miles. It’s not just about speed; it’s about endurance, mental toughness, and pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone.

Here’s what you can expect from our event

  • 1. Morning muster will be at approximately 7 am at Llwyn Isaf LL11 1AY, where you will register and get changed.
  • 2. 7:30 am mandatory safety briefing for runners and support teams
  • 3. 8 am teams will be sent off at 5-minute intervals. A safety team will be available with each team and water stops at intervals along the route.
  • 4. As teams return to Wrexham, they will muster together at the War Memorial Club (near Tesco) so that all teams will march together towards the Guildhall. A huge reception will greet the teams at Llwyn Isaf Green where you will receive thanks and refreshments.
  • 5. Celebrations will continue all afternoon at the mini–Armed Forces Day on the green.

The Finer Details 

You are advised to wear tracksuit bottoms or combat trousers (a branded T-shirt will be provided as part of your sponsorship). Please wear comfortable running footwear or military-style boots if you prefer. For those Veterans entering the event, please bring your beret to be worn before and after the run.

Teams of up to 12 will be accepted. If your organisation wants to enter a team or to assist as safety support, please contact [email protected]

Each person entering MUST sign up as an individual FIRST. State whether you are part of a team – yes or no. If you don’t yet have a team you are allocated to, we will happily pair you up with one.

 Mini-Armed Forces Day festival

In addition to the thrilling speed march event, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting a mini-Armed Forces Day festival at Llwyn Isaf Green. This festival celebrates the incredible work done by regimental associations, armed forces charities, and organisations like Woody’s Lodge, which provide vital support to military veterans after their service.

At the festival, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with representatives from these organisations, learn about the support services they offer, and discover ways to get involved and show your support for our veterans. It’s a chance to honour and recognise the sacrifices made by our military personnel and to express our gratitude for their service to our country.

But that’s not all – the festival will also feature live bands, stalls showcasing local vendors and artisans, and delicious food options to keep you fueled throughout the day. It’s a family-friendly event with something for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re a fitness enthusiast, a supporter of our armed forces, or simply looking for a fun day out in Wrexham.

Best of all, entry to the festival is completely free, so gather your friends and family and join us for a day of celebration, community, and gratitude. Let’s come together to honour our military veterans and show them the support and appreciation they deserve.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of something special. Mark your calendars for April 20th and join us at Llwyn Isaf Green for a day of fitness, fun, and festivities!

To reserve a free pitch, or to volunteer at the event, please contact [email protected]

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