Oxted Pram Race – this coming weekend – we can’t wait!
Members of the Move Revolution team have really enjoyed taking part in the Oxted Pram Race and want to ‘share the love’ with you…
To encourage you to take part!
To pop the date in your diary – it’s a great family day out!
This year the Oxted Pram Race is taking place on Sunday 1stJuly. We bet you are asking…so what is it all about?! The Pram Race is run by the Rotary, and has been going since 1977. It was set up with the ultimate objective of raising money for local causes, and of course, having lots and lots of fun whilst in the process.
If you would love to take part, participating in the event is really quite simple – all you have to pay is an entry fee and get sponsored. You will be asking family and friends to sponsor you to run the two thirds of a mile from Master Park to The Bell in Old Oxted High Street, however…(and this is the really fun part) …you do need to push a pram in fancy dress! There are prizes as well as penalties depending on how well you do.
It really is a fantastic day out – fun for all the family as well as all the contestants. For those of you who have previously joined in the fun you will already know to come with a water gun/blaster and water balloons! The addition of water is great to cool down those taking part (and also incredible fun for those of you with a water gun/blaster!) Which award would you like to win!
- Fastest Adult Men
- Fastest Adult Women
- Fastest Adult Mix
- Fastest Youth
- Best Fancy Dress Youth
- Best Fancy Dress Adult
- Best Pram
For the adults this race involves seven “refreshment” stops. A half pint/spritzer at Master Park, British Legion, Cricket Club, The Wheatsheaf, The Crown, The George, finishing at The Old Bell pub.
It really doesn’t matter if you are taking part, or watching the fun, you will have a great time, and if pushing a pram just isn’t your thing – why not get involved by helping on the day?
This year something very exciting is happening!
‘The Happening’ (the original porcelain potty/cup) has been dusted off ready for the winning 2018 team. ‘The Happening’ was first awarded to the fastest team in the augural race 41 years ago.
The cup is called ‘The Happening’, because all those years ago the founding organisers of the pram race noticed people saying that not much ever happened in Oxted. So they organised the Pram Race and the winning cup was called the ‘The Happening’. Then people could talk about what was happening!
For more details please go to www.oxtedpramrace.co.uk. We are looking forward to seeing you!
Thinking of moving to the local area and want to find out more about living in Oxted, visiting The Pram Race 2018 is a brilliant way of seeing Oxted and saying hello to those joining in the fun. Oxted is packed with gorgeous shops and cafes… why not take the opportunity to have a look around!