Continuing with tradition, dozens of lawyers from leading regional law firm Hewitsons will once again be donning their running gear to take part in Cambridge’s Chariots of Fire relay race.
The relay race takes place on Sunday 18th September, with more than 2000 people competing – among them teams of six from the event organisers, Hewitsons.
A number of Hewitsons' employment team are running as ‘The Red Devils’, led by Elizabeth Swinburn. Elizabeth said: “Many of us have previously run in Chariots and we’re really looking forward to it. Not only is it an opportunity to get fit, it’s great to know that we will be raising money for the Rosie Campaign. This very worthwhile cause is certainly an incentive which will hopefully help me make it to the finishing post!”
The Rosie Hospital Campaign – run by ACT, the independent charity for Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals – plans to raise enough funds to double the size of its current and much-loved maternity hospital – to provide essential new facilities for women and babies across the East of England.
Charles Hewitson, race director and partner of Hewitsons, said, “Chariots of Fire is a perfect opportunity for local organisations and college members to join together for a great cause. Entering a team with your colleagues or friends really encourages camaraderie and team spirit, which really shows on the day. For those who don’t want to run in the race, it is also a great fun day out to come along and support the teams.” And it’s not too late to enter a team and get involved!
To register your team online, visit the website at www.chariots-of-fire.co.uk. Registrations close on 9th September so register today to avoid disappointment. Each team member will run the picturesque 1.7 mile route in relay format through Cambridge city centre, the colleges and along the backs. The event is based on the famous film and recreates the celebrated run through Trinity College.