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The Community Association has organised a 5k fun run around the village, starting at 11 am on Sunday 27th September from the Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary, Old Didcot Road, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell. A walk will follow the same route, starting at 11.10 am.

Entry costs are £3 in advance or £4 on the day. Children (5-15 years) £0.50. Registration details and all enquiries: You can also register on the day. Last registration is at 10 30 am.

Please try and get to the Fun Run/Walk in good time, especially if you need to collect your event number or wish to register on the day. Please park cars in the front field as signposted in Old Didcot Road. Marshals will be there to assist you. Dogs are allowed in the front field but not on the actual Sanctuary premises as they could disturb the donkeys.

Any enquiries/problems on the day please come to the Administration Desk. Sorry but there will be no tent to leave bags and no changing facilities. Personal belongings are brought at your own risk. Unisex toilets will be available in the front field and there are also toilets in the barn.

The Donkey Sanctuary will have a mobile van serving drinks and ice cream in their front field next to the A4130 road. Their barn will also be open for food and drinks. Water will be available at the finish for runners and walkers. If you donít fancy running or walking why not pay a visit to the Donkey Sanctuary itself?

The course consists of both on and off road, winding in a loop around the village with the start and finish in Old Didcot Road, near to the main entrance of the Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary. Marshals will be along the route to direct runners and walkers.

  • Start in Old Didcot Road and turn right into village road
  • After approximately Ĺ mile turn sharp left up into Watermanís Lane

  • At the top of the lane turn right into Pleasant Place and continue forwards along the High Road

  • Turn right into Greenmere, continue around the two grass islands, then back up to rejoin the High Road

  • Continue forwards along the High Road then turn right down Style Acre Lane

  • At the end of the lane turn left down Bakerís Lane then continue and join Sotwell Street at the bottom

  • Turn right into bridleway continue forwards then turn right onto Croft Path
  • Continue along Croft Path and join Brightwell Street at the end
  • Continue forwards along Brightwell Street, past the Red Lion pub and the War
  • Continue forwards along the road, turn left into Old Didcot Road and finish.
All runners who complete the course will have their finishing times recorded and these will be uploaded onto the village web site as soon as available. There will be trophies for winners plus medals and goody bags for all those who complete the course. Trophies will be awarded to the first male and female in adult, under 16 and under 12 categories.

The Community Association wishes to thank Island Farm for hosting the event, Didcot Park Run and Didcot Runners Club for providing their expertise and marshals and also sponsors Ridgeway for their very generous support.

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