Take part in the 20th Anniversary Birketts’ Race4Business in aid of Farleigh Hospice!

  • Mainly flat 3.5 mile course from Chelmsford City Centre.
  • Individual and team prizes, including fancy dress.
  • No minimum speed or fitness standard.
  • Entry is just £20 per person, which covers event costs.
  • Although there is no minimum sponsorship requirement, this is a fundraising event.
  • Registration is now open. Click here to register.

Why take part?

Birketts' Race4Business 2018 will take place in aid of Farleigh Hospice, to raise money for a new Hospice Outreach Project (HOP) vehicle.

Our Information Services Team previously made use of a HOP vehicle to tour mid Essex, providing information, support, and advice in locations such as schools, libraries, supermarkets, and community centres.

In 2016 we were forced to retire our HOP vehicle, due to mechanical defects. As a result, our community has seen a sharp decline in the services available to them - particularly in remote areas.

By taking part in, and raising sponsorship for, Birketts' Race4Business 2018, you'll be helping us to bring back our HOP vehicle, allowing us to get back out into the community and provide specialist support and advice where it's needed most.

How to register

Registration will be opening in January and can be made online using SI Entries, Birketts' online registration system. Please note that payments must be made during the booking process using a debit or credit card. If you are registering as part of a team, please remember to include a team name to ensure all individual registrations are linked. Team coordinators are able to book and pay on behalf of their team.

If you are registering for the event for the first time, you will need to sign up to the registration system before you can sign up for the Birketts' Race4Business. If you have registered previously, you will have an ID number; you may request a reminder if required.

  • Runners must be over 15 years of age on the day of the race to enter and under 18s must obtain consent of a parent/guardian.
  • By completing the online registration, the runner confirms that he/she will be fit to take part and take full responsibility for him/herself and those attending the event with him/her.
  • He/she also confirms that to the extent legally capable of exclusion or limitation the organisers are not responsible for any loss or damage however arising suffered by him/her or those attending the event with him/her.
  • N.B. We regret the course is unsuitable for wheelchair competitors.

Donate to our HOP Vehicle Appeal

If you'd like to donate directly to our HOP vehicle appeal, and help us to get back on the road in our local community, please complete the form below:

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