Chariots of Fire 2011 Launch

Get ready for the region’s largest charity relay race – Chariots of Fire with the chosen charity this year being the Rosie Hospital Campaign.

Following a scenic 1.7 mile course through the colleges and the backs of Cambridge the race follows in the footsteps of the famous film which documented the British team’s path to victory in the 1924 Olympic Games. 

The chosen charity this year is the Rosie Hospital Campaign. One of the UK’s best performing maternity hospitals; the Rosie provides women and babies in the Cambridge area with first-class maternity, neonatal and gynaecological services in a safe, clean and friendly environment. 

The Rosie Hospital Campaign – run by ACT, the independent charity for Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals – will see our much-loved maternity hospital double in size, providing essential new facilities for women and babies across the East of England. Once again this great charity event is sponsored by leading regional law firm, Hewitsons LLP and supported by the Cambridge News. Race Director, Charles Hewitson added, “we are delighted to be able to support a very worthwhile and local cause.” “Chariots of Fire is a great opportunity for local organisations and college members to join together to raise money for the Rosie whilst getting fit in the process. For those who don’t want to run in the race, it is also a great fun day out to come along to and support the teams.” 

The race takes place on Sunday 18 September and starts and ends on Queens’ Green. Teams of varying categories are made up of six runners, who run the course as a relay race. All teams are encouraged to raise as much sponsorship money as possible to support this years selected worthwhile Charity. Team registrations can now be made online at For more information please visit thete website or email