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We're looking for local sponsors.

On 14th May 2023, Dorchester will be hosting the inaugural 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.

Our chosen charity for our first year is the Farming Community Network. The FCN in a national network of local volunteers who provide emotional support for farmers and their families in times of need. Farming is a vital part of the Dorset landscape - both visually and economically - and we're proud to be supporting an organisation that promotes improving the wellbeing of such a vital community.

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. There will be 2 tiers of sponsorship:


● Main sponsor:   

o logo on pre-event signage
o main logo in prominent position on event emails
o Banner at the end of the race
o Event stand
o Email addresses of runners that 'opt in'
o 2 event places

There can also be a discussion about logo on t-shirts (or other post event present)

● Additional sponsors: 

o logo on website
o logo at the end of emails
o stand in the event village
o 1 event place
o Cost: to be discussed

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

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