The Great Pit Run Bake Off

This year we are having a Bake Off competition at the Pit Run!

All you have to do is choose which categories you wish to enter from the list below and bring your (clearly labelled) entries to the Bake Off marquee outside Nr 68 Hairdressers on the High Street between 12.30 and 1pm on race day (25th April)

There is a prize for best cake and best runner up in each category. Winners will be confirmed by 2pm with prizes given out at 4pm.

All cakes will be sold off to contribute towards the Pit Run fundraising between 2.30pm and 4pm.


The categories are as follows:

Children aged 11 & under – 6 cupcakes of any style

Children aged 12 to 16 – 6 cupcakes of any style

Best Cake (16+) any type of cake (fruit, chocolate, carrot etc)

Best Sponge (16+) whether it be Victoria, Madeira etc


The competition is open all all non-professional bakers, and children upto the age 16.


A new way to donate!

As you all know the main function of the Pit Run (aside from the jolly good knees up that it is) is to generate the huge amount of funds required to keep our many local clubs, charities and institutions operating all year round. It is literally the biggest signal fundraising event for many of our local partners.

We are aware that the traditional method of collecting sponsorship (hassling your friends, neighbours and grandparents to fill in a form)  is now a little outdated, albeit though still incredibly important to us at Pit Run HQ – so don’t stop raising money this way. please! Your efforts are fantastic and appreciated.

In addition this year we have set up a JustTexting account which will enable anyone to donate £1,£2,£3,£4,£5 or £10 by simply sending a text.  We think this is fab, and we hope to raise a bundle more cash this way (no excuses now for Aunt Betty in Newcastle not to sponsor!)  Simply text PITR15 and either £1,£2,£3,£4,£5 or £10 to 70070. Simple!



Online Registration now open!!

The online registration for 2015 Pit Run is now live! Just follow the link:

There is a small fee (£1.50) to register online, the other £10 all goes to our local charities!

Once you have registered online your race number will be available for collection 6-9pm on the Friday evening before the race and on 9-12am race day morning. Both from Harrold Lower School.

If you can please register in advance online, its saves us a lot of time and last minute work.

Thank you.