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Cambridge’s Chariots of Fire event introduces new super vets category

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The organisers of charity relay race Chariots of Fire have announced the introduction of a new team category this year, super vets.

The Chariots of Fire logo
The Chariots of Fire logo

This category - for teams consisting of six runners, each of whom are 60 years old or over - brings the total number of categories to eight: all male, all female, mixed, super vets, veteran male, veteran female, veteran mixed, and college. Full details on the criteria for each category can be found on chariots-of-fire.co.uk.

Since the race launch earlier this month, a strong number of teams have already entered. With every team that enters expected to raise much-needed sponsorship for the official charity, East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA), to aid in their quest to raise £97,500 to support their CPR training programme, it is a very encouraging sign.

Race director Charles Hewitson said: “Chariots of Fire is a staple event in Cambridge, bringing together numerous corporates, individuals and colleges.

"The camaraderie and team spirit is amazing. It is a great opportunity for people to get together and enter a team with their colleagues or friends and help raise money for this year’s official charity, EAAA. It’s really pleasing and encouraging to see such a positive response to our launch."

The Chariots of Fire event in 2019
The Chariots of Fire event in 2019

The race starts and finishes on Queens’ Green on Sunday, September 19. Team registrations close on Wednesday, September 15 at 5pm, unless all 380 teams have registered before that date.

The health, safety and wellbeing of all participants, supporters and volunteers continues to be a top priority for the organisers. Every effort is being made to ensure an event that is compliant with all Covid-19 restrictions.

The EAAA logo
The EAAA logo

At present, due to restrictions, there will not be a prize presentation at the end of the race. However, this situation is being carefully monitored and the presentation will be reinstated should conditions permit.

To enter a team, visit chariots-of-fire.co.uk/enter-a-team, or to find out more about East Anglian Air Ambulance and their vital work, go to eaaa.org.uk.

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