VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Gunpowder Trot, Sunday 6 November

We are hosting our West Sussex Fun Run League event, the Gunpowder Trot, on Sunday 6 November at 10am.

We need lots of fantastic HJ members to make sure the event is a success.  From baking in advance, to roles on the day of the race, there are lots of tasks to be done, and many hands make light work!

If you want to volunteer to bake and/or to help on the day, please fill in the following link:  Gunpowder Trot Volunteer Form Survey

Filling in this form ensures we collect all the information we need from you in one go, and makes it easy to contact you to follow up in due course.

Because this is a new course, we will be organising a club run before the event so that members can familiarise themselves with the course. Details will be advertised on Facebook and at club nights in due course. 

Following feedback from volunteers after the Valentine’s Run last year, we will also be organising a preparatory briefing session for marshals the week before the race. We will contact volunteers in due course with details of this session.

The course is around 4.5 miles long, cross-country on public footpaths across Chesworth Farm and the Denne Park estate. Race HQ is at the Normandy Centre in Denne Road, with parking in town centre carparks. The start is accessed by foot from Denne Road, over the railway footbridge opposite the cricket club. The course is harking back to a cross-country course the club used to use some years ago.

We have chosen to move the race to this new location, because of traffic and safety concerns we were experiencing on the old course. The new route is completely off road which will make it much safer for runners and volunteers alike.

Thank you in advance for volunteering to help us with this exciting new event,

Victoria Saunders
Gunpowder Trot Organiser