Ooh arr! Sign up for some fundraising fun down the farm and help Rennie Grove

Rennie Grove Farm Run

Rennie Grove Farm Run - Credit: Archant

It’s time to get down on the farm and help raise vital funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Farm Run is an exciting new event offering runners of all ages and abilities the opportunity to tackle an elaborate obstacle course in the traffic-free, beautiful open countryside of Hammonds End Farm, Harpenden, on Sunday July 15.

Kate Grigg, head of fundraising, Herts at Rennie Grove said: “It is only because of the generosity of the Roberts family who have offered us the use of their farm that we are able to launch a brand new event in such a gorgeous location. We are so grateful to them for their generosity.

“We are really looking forward to the day as there will be something for everyone in terms of the run – or walk if you prefer – and whilst we cannot guarantee that it will be a sunny day despite it being July, we can guarantee a fun day for everyone who attends.”

The Roberts family has been at Hammonds End Farm for three generations. Stuart Roberts, who now runs the farm, said: “We are delighted to be able to host the new Farm Run and share our beautiful surroundings with others in our local community, but perhaps more importantly, to be able to say thank you to Rennie Grove and their wonderful nurses for taking such good care of my mum, Ginny, when she was so poorly last year.

“It meant so much to my dad, my brother and I and our families that she was able to be at home during her final days as it made it so much easier for us all to pop in and spend time with her.

“It was particularly special for me and my wife because our youngest son, Freddie, was born just four days before she died and if she had been in hospital it would have been so much more difficult for her to see and hold him as she was able to at home. The Rennie Grove nurses were such a help to us all and we are so pleased to be able to express our gratitude in this way.”

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Participants taking on the 5K run will encounter an agricultural-orientated obstacle course and those who are looking for a tougher challenge can opt to take the extreme hill route. This steep incline of pain will include tasks designed by a former Marine that will test you to your limits although for those who prefer to swerve this challenge there is an alternative, less gruelling detour that can be taken.

In addition to the 5K there is a 1K Fun Run suitable for the whole family flock that will feature miniature obstacles for the younger trotters to tackle.

Registration for this new event has now opened and will stay open until midday on Friday July 13 unless the event becomes fully booked before then.

The 1K Fun Run is open to adults and children of all ages while the Farm Run 5K is open to adults and children aged over 10 years old.

So don’t wait for the cows to come home, round up the herd and visit www.renniegrove.org/farmrun to register now.