When is the run taking place?

13:00 on Sunday 30th November at Odd Down Cycle Circuit. Arrive by 12:45 for the event briefing. Toilets and Changing facilities will be available.

Do I need to pre register?

Yes. If you can register it will be a big help so we can forecast numbers. It is still possible to register on the day.

Do I need to pay to enter?

No, the event is free to enter but we ask you make a donation to the Help 4
Harmonie appeal

Is there a minimum age?

Children are welcome to participate but under 11s must be accompanied by an adult throughout the run.

How do I make a donation?

Via the Justgiving webpage dedicated to Harmonie at www.justgiving.com/hope4harmonie

People can also text donate by texting HFHR66 plus £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070.

You can also raise money using the sponsorship form below;

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Where is the event taking place?

The event is being held at Odd Down Cycle Circuit (not at Victoria Park as originally advertised). The address is Bloomfield Road, BA2 2PR. There is no on street parking.

What is the course?

The event is held on 3 laps around the circuit which is a tarmac surface.

Getting there - by car

No parking is available on site. Participants are encouraged to arrive on foot, cycle and to use Odd Down Park and Ride.

A small amount of alternative parking has been arranged at St Martin's Garden Primary School.

Suggest cycle and walk routes to the site are available on the council websitwww.bathnes.gov.uk/love2cycle

Getting there - by bus

Service 15 towards Odd Down leaves from bay 14 in Bath bus station. The 'Old Quarry' stop on Bloomfield Drive is closest to the playing fields for buses coming our of the city centre and the

 and the Bloomfield Crescent stop on Bloomfield Road is the nearest stop for buses towards Bath.

From bay 8 in Bath bus station a combined frequency on services 173, 178, 184, 379 and use the ‘Midford Road’ stops on the Wellsway – opposite a small entrance to the playing fields.

Map to Odd Down Cycle Circuit

Press Release

Bath & North East Somerset Council has thrown its full support behind a 5Km charity fun run in the city to raise funds for a young child struck down by meningitis.

Through the Active Lifestyles and Health Improvement Team and the TRY Active programme, the Council has offered to help organise the Hope for Harmonie Fun Run.

The idea was put forward by Katie Hedges, who came up with the fund-raising scheme to support the parents of Harmonie-Rose Allen who was diagnosed with meningitis two weeks ago.

Until then, Harmonie-Rose Allen was a normal, happy baby. Since being diagnosed, Harmonie-Rose has been on a life- support machine and her parents, Freya and Ross are facing the possibility that surgeons will have to remove her arms and legs.

Family and friends in Bath and beyond are now hoping to raise more than £40,000 to pay for prosthetics with a series of fund-raising events, including the 5-kilometre fun run on Sunday 30 November at the Odd Down Playing Fields.  The event will start at 1pm and consist of three laps of the cycle circuit.

Cllr David Dixon (Lib-Dem, Oldfield), the Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: "It is my pleasure to be able to help with this fundraising event. The Council will do everything it can to support this event and ensure that we attract fun runners to raise as much money as possible for Harmonie. This story has touched many residents across the city and beyond. I know that I speak for everyone in the Council when I say that we hope and pray for her speedy recovery."

Katie Hedges said:I wanted to do something to help her have a brilliant future, to feel like she is and will be just like all the other children! She's a beautiful little girl and is proving to everyone how strong she is, she deserves all the help she can get and I certainly won’t be giving up on helping her anytime soon!  

Teresa Hedges, Katie’s mother, added:You hear about these things, but they don’t hit home until they happen to people you know. I was friends with Harmonie’s grandma when I lived in Bath and know Ross, Harmonie’s dad. As soon as Katie and I heard about Harmonie’s condition we knew we had to do something to help. I have three young grandchildren and can’t imagine what the family must be going through

“When Katie set up the Facebook page for the 5K run around the park, we only expected 20 people to take part. We have been overwhelmed by the response we have had with more than 350 people signed up on the event page and realised that we may have bitten off more than we could chew. We are both very grateful to the Council for their support, helping us to make this a safe and successful event.”

The Council’s TRY Active running activator, Stephanie Akpinar will be on hand to help the Race Director Tom Room from Relish Running Races make sure the event is safe and everyone has a good time.

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