Fauja Singh BEM - Birthday Challenge

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Online event entry - Fauja Singh BEM - Birthday Challenge

On 1 April, Fauja Singh (world’s oldest marathoner) will be 108 years old. He is the founder member of Sikhs In The City (SITC) Running Club. To celebrate this SITC is organising a special Fauja Singh Birthday Challenge Marathon (and 22km)

We are pleased to announce that the date for this inaugural limited entry friendly race has been set as Sunday 31 March 2019.

We hope to welcome back as many of our loyal regulars as possible, while also encouraging first timers to give us a try.

Those of you who have taken part in our events will already know but for the first timers here is a summary:

  • The route is wheelchair friendly and mostly on good tarmac surface
  • Races start at 10:00 am
  • Registration and number pick-up will open at 8:30 am.
  • Pre - race briefing will be at 9:45 am.
  • Entries are strictly limited to 108 this year.
  • On the day entries (IF AVAILABLE) will be an additional £5.00 (CASH ONLY)
  • If you complete 11 laps of a 2.014 Km course you will receive a Half marathon medal
  • Complete 21 laps to receive a Marathon medal
  • You can run until 4:54 pm (6 hours 54 minutes, the time he did at his first marathon aged 89)
  • Clock timed so best if you started on time.

    Rewards include a unique medal, goody bag and a chance to meet and have a selfie with the world's oldest marathon runner - Fauja Singh BEM

    There is a feeding station and loos at the Start/Finish of each lap serving usual drinks, chocs, fruit, tea/coffee and samosas!
  • The event has all the usual support of first aiders, marshals and is fully insured.
  • The course is certified for distance and will count towards your 100 Marathon Club total.
  • There is also free parking along the route but we ask if you can park at least 100m away from the start/finish which is close to GPS reference IG4 5PS
  • When Sunday, 31 March 2019 @ 10:00
    Ultra | Undulating | Road
    Max 108 competitors
    Close 24/03/2019
    Age Minimum : 18 yrs
    Where Junction of Woodford Bridge Road and Roading Lane South, IG4 5PS
    Organiser Sikhs in the City | Harmander Singh

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