Cambridge University colleges encouraged to enter as cup challengers for Chariots of Fire

Cambridge University colleges are being encouraged to sign up for the city’s largest charity relay race, Chariots of Fire, which takes place on Sunday 22nd September.

 In continued support three of the city’s colleges, King’s, Clare and Trinity are once again generously opening up their gates to accommodate the race route, allowing runners access through their scenic grounds. 

Charles Hewitson, race director of event sponsors Hewitsons said, “We are extremely grateful to all three colleges for their continued support to Chariots. I regularly receive feedback that the participants see it as a privilege to be able to run through the grounds. From my personal experience, running in varied and beautiful surroundings certainly helps spur me over the finish line. 

Chariots definitely brings together the college, local and business communities in a truly distinctive way.” The event celebrates its 22nd anniversary this year with thousands of runners anticipated take part in support for local charity, Papworth Trust. All sponsorship money raised will go towards urgently needed renovations and improvements to charity Papworth Trust’s Cambridge day centre on Hawthorn Way. 

For college teams entering to win the Inter-Collegiate cup, competition will be strong with Churchill College's 'Winston's Winners', having won for the past two years. According to Isabelle Maxwell-Watts, team leader for one college team entry, “Downing College are thrilled to be taking part once again in the Chariots of Fire Charity Relay! 

Entering a team not only gives us the chance to be involved with an inspiring local event but also the opportunity to support a fantastic Charity such as Papworth Trust.” The races starts at 9.30am from Queens’ Green, with team managers required to register their teams from 7.30am in the registration marquee. Race instructions are available on the Chariots website Team spaces are still available, but to avoid disappointment register your team today.