5K Syngenta Early Bird Run CANCELLED

BTME Ripon Road entrance, Harrogate Convention Centre
6:30AM - 9:00AM, 24 Jan 2024


Due to a forecast of 60mph winds for the morning and a severe weather warning, the early morning run has been cancelled.

Syngenta has kindly offerend to make a donation to the Benevolent Fund anyway.


The Greenkeepers' Benevolent Fund provides invaluable support for those in financial need.

At BTME '23 runners raised over £900 from Syngenta, which we're looking to beat and raise up to £1,000 in 2024.

Intended to encourage everybody to benefit from the health enhancements and stress relief of regular exercise, especially through the dark winter months, the Syngenta Early Bird Run has become one of the main events at BTME.

BIGGA CEO Jim Croxton said: "I am grateful to Syngenta for continuing to support the BTME 5K Run in aid of our Greenkeepers' Benevolent Fund.

"The run provides a wonderful opportunity during an intense week to clear minds, gain fresh air and exercise and raise money for an excellent cause.

"It's always a joy to see so many people up early to enjoy the camaraderie of the run and we know that exercise, especially with other people, is an excellent method of combatting the stresses and strains of modern life."

If you're unable to be at BTME, there is still the chance to raise your contribution to the charity and get your Hicure Run Club beanie. Pre-register your name on the Syngenta Turf website and join the Hicure Run Club on Strava. Then run a 5K route at some time during the BTME event (20-25 January 2024). Your effort will automatically qualify for the £10 contribution.

Syngenta will donate £10 to the Greenkeepers Benevolent Fund for every registered runner participating in the 5K Early Bird Run at BTME or Hicure Run Club on Strava during the event. Donation limited to one payment per participant up to a maximum of £1,000 overall.


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