Romsey Relay

Barratt to sponsor record breaking Romsey Relay Marathon for fourth year running

For the fourth year running Barratt Homes has signed up as the sponsor of the Romsey-based Relay Marathon, which this year promises to be a record breaking event.

More than 150 teams have registered for the event which takes place on Sunday May 12th and is based at Broadlands Estate in Romsey.

The annual charity event last year raised £120,000 for charity and gives people of all ages and abilities the chance to take part.

The unique event sees teams of up to 10 members take it in turn to run two laps of a 1.3-mile course before passing the baton to the next team member. The oldest competitor to date has been aged over 80 and the youngest was eight years old and the event caters for both able bodied runners and those with disabilities.

Michelle Storer from Barratt Homes said: “We are delighted to be supporting this amazing event again this year and our own team of runners are really looking forward to taking part.

“The event offers a perfect opportunity for residents, businesses and community groups to come together and do something fantastic for charity while keeping fit.”

Event organiser, Charlie Daniel-Hobbs, added: “The Rotary Club of Romsey is delighted to be working with Barratt Homes again this year. Last year was by far the most successful event to date and this year looks like being ever better.

“The Relay Marathon is not only a race, but a major fundraising opportunity, a sound team building exercise and a family day out in a beautiful setting. Most importantly, it brings the whole community together to not only raise funds, but also awareness of various charities serving Hampshire.”

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