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Race offers chance to run a country estate

Pre-School staff members Cheryl Hodgson, Karen Beard,''Janice Robotham, Donna Medcalf are all set for the Chadacre Challenge
Pre-School staff members Cheryl Hodgson, Karen Beard,''Janice Robotham, Donna Medcalf are all set for the Chadacre Challenge

Runners are being offered the chance to compete in a 10K race across one of the most celebrated estates in Suffolk.

The Chadacre Challenge, on April 2, will see runners compete in the race through the Chadacre Estate, which is a private 522 acre farming estate, south of Bury St Edmunds.

The race has been organised by the committee of Lawshall Pre-School which is raising money to extend the pre- school with a new building.

The idea for the run arose after committee members spoke to the current owners of the estate about the pre-school project and were offered the use of the grounds to help raise funds.

“It is a truly beautiful estate and we were delighted when the owner suggested it could be used to help with our fund-raising,” said Kelly Pepper, one of the organisers.

“The Chadacre Challenge is a new mixed ability, all terrain running event through the beautiful Suffolk countryside for those aged 15 and above.

“The run is quite demanding and winds through countryside paths and fields, with medals for all finishers and trophies for the top three male and female runners.”

Those not wishing to take part in the full 10 race can try the 3K fun run which is family-friendly with medals for everyone and prizes for fancy dress.

Race entry is £18 for the 10k run, and £6 for the 3k and there will also be tea, cakes and face-painting on the day.

Money raised will go towards the £65,000 needed to build a second building for Lawshall Pre-school, which would allow it to double its current numbers and be open throughout the day.

For details of how to enter the run, help out, or sponsor the event, visit www.chadacrechallenge.co.uk


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