This will definitely be an alternative Fun Run! Scores of people dressed in Pilgrims outfits will certainly be a sight to behold!
To celebrate Retford and North Nottinghamshire's Pilgrim forebears this is a brand new annual event to be held every November around Thanksgiving time.
The race starts (9am) and finishes in Retford Market Square ahead of the day's Christmas Market and Lights Switch on Events.
Here's all the information from the Organisers:
Please help to raise sponsorship funds for the Pilgrim fun run to donate to Bassetlaw Hospice, who we are delighted to welcome as our partners for the run.
Why not raise £20.20 each to remember the 400th anniversary in 2020 of the Mayflower Pilgrims' journey to the New World? Sponsorship money is to be paid directly to Bassetlaw Hospice.
Entry fees go to help cover the cost of the run, the Christmas Market, and Retford Business Forum associated costs. Surplus generated beyond this will be shared between Retford Business Forum and Bassetlaw Hospice.
Children are FREE with a responsible adult.
Adults £10, plus booking fee, in advance (through Eventbrite) or £15 on the day. Book your place here.
Pilgrims outfits (a Pilgrims outfit is a hat and cape) will be available to purchase (£6.00 each) from the administration desk on the day, or from the Hub, Churchgate, Retford,DN22 6PA in advance.
The administration desk will be open in the Market Square from 7.00am on Sunday 26th November. Collect your Pilgrim outfits there – please take your Eventbrite receipt. There will be a group photograph of everyone dressed in their Pilgrims outfit at 8.45am and the run starts at 9.00am.
This is a fun run/walk and no timings or certification will be provided.
There are no changing facilities provided – please come prepared. The public toilets behind the Town Hall will be open.
Photographs may be taken throughout the event, as this is a public space event, and may be used for publicity purposes.
The run is 5km so all those athletes out there can run a distance they are familiar with – if walking is more your thing, please do – it is not a race!
We reserve the right to review the weather conditions on the day and the event will go ahead unless there are serious safety concerns.
We will do what we can to provide a safe run, however runners/walkers should employ due care in taking exercise.
This is the first Pilgrims Fun Run in Retford – that we know of – and the emphasis is on you having fun. We hope that we will be able to improve year-on-year, and encourage more sponsors, so that more funds can go to our chosen charity partner. Please help us to make it work – if there are any improvements, corrections, new ideas – please let us know…or better still, help us run the event – we would be delighted to hear from you.
(To learn more about our region's Pilgrim roots & history take a look at these local organisations: https://bassetlawchristianheritage.com/ http://pilgrimsandprophets.co.uk/ https://pilgrimroots.org/ )