Squares NIGHT 2021

Our Annual Squares night will be held on Monday 13th December 2021 at the Poppy and Pint PH, Pierrepont Road, Lady Bay.

This is a great night raising money for charity. It follows the Senior Ladies V Men’s V50 Challenge. This annual race was started many years ago, when club member Bernard Jarvis unearthed a piece of research which suggested that a senior lady ought to be of a similar standard to a V50 man. We’ve been putting it to the test every year since in a variety of formats. It now takes the form of a 5K race around Lady Bay, before Squares Night.

Runners need to arrive a little early to collect their numbers from the main building at HPP and then jog out to Skylarks which is where we start at 7.15pm. Volunteers from amongst non-racers are always welcome as marshals. Don’t forget we can use the shower facilities afterwards at HPP.

Now, for those club members asking “What is Squares night?” In previous years, members would buy ‘squares’ and if your numbered ‘square’ was drawn, you win a prize. However, last year due to Covid and members unable to attend club nights to buy squares, we set up a charity page for members to donate online and names were drawn out of a hat at the HPRC Committee meeting. This proved to be really popular and a more efficient way of collecting donations. So, instead of buying squares – we would like you to make a donation on our Just Giving page.

We have no limit as we understand times are difficult, so every pound we can raise counts. For every pound donated your name goes into the hat. So the more you donate the more chance you have of winning one of the fantastic prizes. ALL donations go to the charity.

The Charity we have chosen to support this year is Cerebral Palsy Sport. This fantastic charity provides opportunities for people with Cerebral Palsy to be physically active and enjoy sport. For more information please visit www.cpsport.org

A Just Giving page has been set up for HPRC members to donate to this charity and the link is: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hprc

Also, on the night there are various presentations and, although no certificates will be given out for the Club Championship this year, there are other presentations for fastest marathon, fell champs, track champs and the Ernie Berry trophy. There will be no London marathon draw this year.

Squares night is a great opportunity for ALL members of HPRC to come together for a bit of a social! There will be a survey sent out in the weekly email nearer the time, to confirm your attendance.
Many thanks in advance for your kind donations and we hope to see you all there!

Stay safe and happy running!

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