The countdown is now on for our legendary 11th annual Lathkil Halfgallathon, this year on Saturday 13th June! For those of you who haven’t not yet had the pleasure of witnessing the spectacular spectacle of the Halfgallathon let me enlighten you......it is an alternative take on an endurance race, testing both body and mind!
The Halfgallathon was the brain child of one of our favourite locals - it was his opportunity to give something back to Weston Park and Ashgate Hospice for all the support and care they gave him. With everyone raising money these days for so many different, worthwhile causes he realised he needed to do something a little 'different' and something that is very memorable! And so the Halfgallathon was born! He incorporated some of things he loved most - the Lathkill Dale, good beer and great friends - making it something we can all relate to. This is why the event has been so generously supported for the last 9 years and helped us to raise in the region of £17k for fantastic causes.
The Halfgallathon compromises of four laps of the Lathkil and four pints – this can be done in teams of four or for those hardened endurance athletes among us there is the individual race! Fancy dress on the day is encouraged, with a highly coveted prize for the best dressed.
With the success of last years beach party we will once again be transforming our beautiful beer garden into a beach for the day, complete with a pool, Cocktails and a DJ! This year we are lucky enough to have the Lovatt Brothers DJing for the evening!!
So dust off your fancy dress, dig out your face paint and wigs and come and help us raise some money for two fantastic charities that support our communities so much.