“Sprintathon” was an event at the running track at Little Marlow last year which raised over £20,000 for “Stand Up to Cancer” with participants running 100m sprint sections as part of a mass participation relay.
In advance of this year’s event on Saturday 16th September 2017, Holy Trinity school raised over £300 for the charity by running a mini Sprintathon lat week, with special guest, Marlow’s Mayor, Jocelyn Towns. The event was organized by Sprintathon creator and Marlow resident Mark Evans and Executive Head Teacher Steve Butler, who enjoyed participating in last year’s event.
The exciting and adrenaline packed day saw the whole school participate competing within their school houses to run the greatest distance in an hour long relay around the school running track.
Mayor Jocelyn Towns said, ‘What a great initiative taking the Sprintathon into the schools, a great afternoon enjoyed by all the children at Holy Trinity school. Also a brilliant initiative by the staff to bring cancer awareness into the school so that children understand more about this terrible disease that is all around us.’
The winning house was Jenner who ran 11.8 miles but all teams were incredibly close with 4th place running 11.5 miles.
How to enter Sprintathon this September..
All you need to do is to find four people who are reasonably quick over 100m and willing to pay £5 each to enter. You can sign-up here – https://www.racesonline.uk/race-entry/sprintathon/