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We're looking for local sponsors.

On 12th May 2024, Dorchester will be hosting the second Hardy Half, a half marathon distance trail race across
farmland in a loop of the iconic Hardy Monument. The start and finish will be at a designated event village at Dorchester Rugby Club.

The race is a joint venture between Dorchester RIOT running club, Dorchester Lions Dorchester Rugby Football club and Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary Club. All the money raised will go to local charities, including a nominated main charity. We hope this event will be a regular in the running and fund-raising calendar for years to come.

We're also confident that a new running event to the local area will provide positive health benefits to local people and their families. Running is proven to improve mental wellbeing as well as provide physical benefits. The success of the local parkrun shows the demand is there for people to do physical activity in a community setting. We're encouraging runners of all abilities and experience to take part, with a generous cut off time, plenty of aid stations and trophies for the winners in various categories.

We're looking for local businesses to sponsor the event to ensure we can make entry affordable to all and host the event in years to come.

If your business is interested in taking part in this exciting event, please contact

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