The Big House Buddy Run is a new initiative with a very big heart, seeking to draw attention to the serious problem of loneliness in our society; to directly combat loneliness; and to get people running together. The event incorporates the main 10k race, as well as The Buddy Fun Run and The Buddy Walk-and-Talk, both of which are approximately 3km. We are working with Find A Fitness Buddy for you to find a running partner, and to help you overcome your own sense of loneliness in a dynamic, enjoyable way that also has well known benefits for mental health. As the race organisers, we have all gone through prolonged periods of loneliness in our life. The sense of disconnect in individuals today is unprecedented in our modern history and we want to use the race to not only highlight this issue, but do something about it. We have personally experienced that during these heavy times of loneliness, running with a friend has helped to lighten the load. The Big House Buddy Run is a 10km multi-terrain race. It is a very special event in that it takes place on the grounds of the Fitzwilliam Wentworth Estate and runs through the most picturesque parkland landscapes with serpentine lakes, monuments and follies. However, the highlight of the Run is the palatial Wentworth Woodhouse itself, the largest privately-owned house in Europe. We have been granted never-before access to run the course through the grounds of the house, including the grand back garden. The race is satisfyingly fast, fun, and scenic, and is perfect for all levels of runner. The Buddy Fun Run is ideal for fun runners and junior runners alike and The Buddy Walk-and-Talk is for non-runners who would like to take in the sights of the Wentworth Woodhouse grand back garden and be a part of this special event. So ‘buddy up!’, register for the race, and together let’s overcome loneliness one step at a time. We would also love to hear from people who would like to volunteer at this year's event. As a thank you for your help we will give you or a friend free entry at the 2019 or 2018 events respectively. Check out the volunteers website page for more information. The Big House Buddy Run entry free is £20
The Buddy Fun Run and The Buddy Walk-and-Talk entry fees are £10 Facilities Available include:
• Chip timing (for the 10k race)
• Onsite parking
• Toilet facilities
• Secure bag storage
• Onsite retailer
• Quality food and drinks retailers Prizes
Male and female prizes
• 1st U18
• 1st Vets 40+
• 1st Vets 50+
• 1st Vets 60+
• 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall position
• Spot prizes
• Fantastic finishers gifts
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