Cambridge University colleges support 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 16th September. 

Once again three of the city’s colleges, King’s, Clare and Trinity are generously opening up their doors to accommodate the race route and allow the runners access through their scenic grounds. 

Charles Hewitson of event sponsors Hewitsons said, “We are very grateful to all three colleges for their continuing support of the event. Each year runners comment that it is such a privilege to be able to run through the colleges. Chariots certainly helps in bringing together the local and business communities in a truly distinctive way.” 

The event celebrates its 21st anniversary this year with thousands of runners expected to participate on Sunday 16th September. The unique relay race is being held this year in aid of two charities, Cambridge Past, Present & Future and Cam Sight. Noelle Caulfield, team manager of Churchill College's 'Winston's Winners' team, which won last year's College cup, said: "Our team really looks forward to running each year. Not only is Chariots a fun event and great for team building, but with this year's charities being such fantastic local causes it is bound to help spur them on over the finish line." 

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 www.chariots-of-fire.co.uk Team spaces are still available, but hurry to avoid disappointment as the closing date is now Thursday 13th September. www.chariots-of-fire.co.uk.