Lake Farm Centre will be celebrating the 23rd edition of their flagship fundraiser, the annual Charity Run & Ride, next month on the weekend of 17 & 18 March. Besides the wide variety of road, trail and mountain bike events taking place on this weekend, they have also planned entertainment for the whole family.
Kids will enjoy the jumping castle and the popular country pony rides while the adults can relax to the sounds of the well-known Lake Farm Centre Band and win fantastic prizes in their generous lucky draw. Finally, all entrants can participate in the fun Auction which has become a key part of the fund-raising weekend. Adidas premium running shoes and much more will be auctioned by Kingfisher FM’s Gareth Burley. The prize-giving starts at 9.45 and will be followed by the Lucky Draw and Auction.
The Lake Farm Centre Charity Run & Ride offers a number of events to cater for the fun and more serious athlete. On the road, the event will start with the Big Tree 24km training run followed by the popular 10km and 5km route. On the trail, a family fun 2km walk will be followed by the 4km and 15km distances. Finally, a third 14km mountain bike ride has been added on Sunday, which will include a 2.7km kids ride and a 20km ride.
This year the Lake Farm Centre celebrates 57 years of providing a loving home and work place for 90 intellectually challenged residents from the Eastern Cape. The goal of the annual Charity Run & Ride is to raise much-needed funds and create awareness for Lake Farm Centre, a residential centre for intellectually challenged adults.
The Lake Farm Centre Charity Run & Ride weekend will take place at the Centre in Lakeside Rd and caters for the entire family. Events start on Saturday from 05:30 with the 24km training run, followed by the 10km run starting at 06:30, 15km trail run/walk at 06:40, 4km trail run/walk at 07:00; 2km family walk at 07.45 and a 5km fun run at 08:00. On Sunday, the 2.7km kids ride starts at 08:00; the 20km starting at 08.45 and the 14km starts at 09:00. All finishers in the events will be given a special medal handmade by the residents.
“The residents at the Centre have been hard at work molding, painting and sewing ribbons to create the special hand-made medals given out to the Charity Run & Ride finishers,” said Event Co-ordinator Linda Harwood.
Race Organisers, Achilles Club, invites all runners and their families to enjoy a morning in the country with Lake Farm Centre’s famous tea room’s scones & cream, pancakes, boerewors rolls and fresh farm market.
The Lake Farm Centre Coffee & Craft Shop, Charity Shop and Book Shop will be expanded for the event and refreshments, rusks, biscuits, preserves, pickles, leather work, pottery, arts and crafts will be on sale.
For more information contact Graham Channon on 078 184 9723.
Experience running & riding in the country… diarise March 17 & 18… at the Lake Farm Centre Charity Run & Ride! See you there!