WitchFinder Trail Run/ Walk 5k & 10k

Sunday 14th April 2019

The Charity run/walk was held for the second year running and we were all so delighted that it was a sell out this year.
There were 252 runners and walkers, approximately 50 volunteers and about 15 dogs.

It was a really wonderful day for all and we are so grateful to everyone who supported and sponsored the event.  Both young and old, as well as four-legged enjoyed running or walking around the historic sights and meeting the townsfolk of the era.

The medals and trophies were incredible this year all thanks to Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership, the t-shirts looked amazing thanks to Concord Property sponsoring and everyone loved the Edme Malt Loaf made specially for the event. We’d go as far as saying there was quite a few who only signed up for the malt loaf!!!

The volunteers who helped on the day and before were outstanding and we cannot thank them enough for everything they did, from the fabulous Manifest & Headgate Actors & Actresses to all of the dedicated Acorn Volunteers.
It is very true to say that an idea for an event is good, but it’s the volunteers who make it great and this event was proof of this.

A huge thank you to Simon Tavner who is the main volunteer event co-ordinator making this event happen for the second time and adding a 10k route.

Congratulations to all of the winners and every single person (and dog!) who took part raising vital funds for adults with learning disabilities at Acorn Village.

A special thank you to all of our financial sponsors, whose support helped raise the incredible total of £3,800 to support adults with learning disabilities


Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership- incredible medals & trophies
Estuary Wine Bar, Manningtree – BBQ Food
Edme Food Ingredients – their famous Malt Loaf
The Crown, Manningtree – Water Containers
Concord Property Ltd – T-shirts & Advertising
Riverside Taxis – Bibs
The Red Lion – 10k Badges
Tesco, Manningtree – BBQ Rolls
Tendring Magazine – Adverts & Social Media
The Headgate& Manifest Theatre- Fabulous actors

A special thanks also to..

Graham & Susi for emceeing the event
Jeremy Sheffield for starting the race and supporting all the runners
Kerry King for arranging the townsfolk actors & actresses around the course
Ruth for bringing the St John Ambulance cadets
The two Brenda’s who baked all the cakes
Claire & Aaron for all the advanced preparation, the Finish sign & t-shirt printing
Everyone who advertised the event, shared it online, put up posters or in their magazines..as it makes such a difference

There are so many individuals that did so much to help, thank you to them all.

Thank you to everyone who gave us such wonderful and useful feedback, with the support you have shown we will be setting  a date for 2020 very soon.


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