Shropshire Way Multi-Distance Date: 6th April 2019
This event operates as a fundraiser for the Discovery Centre, with all proceeds going towards keeping the building open to the public and providing free access to 30 acres of traditional hay meadow.
The 2019 event is called the Shropshire Way 80K Festival and features four events; the flagship SW80K; Mammothon, a full-distance trail marathon; the Tusker 10K-off road with over 300m of vertical, so not one to smash your PB, but set in spectacular countryside. We also have a 3.5K fun-run aimed at beginners and families. We have race timing supplied by RaceDrone, first aid backup and recovery in the event of retirement. We have various checkpoints and feed everyone well with great local food including Shropshire Fidget Pies, and lamb stew served in a barn of a hill farm. The 10K is fully waymarked, the Mammothon has gpx files available along with a written route description and the SW80K has a full route description. There are also hot and cold drinks and food at the finish. All entrants receive a memento and a certificate.
If any club members are interested in volunteering on the event, I offer a free place the following year to anyone who helps this time.