On Saturday 28th October, the Royal Arsenal Tag Rugby Club hosted their second annual ‘5K on the RA’ Fun Run.
It was all about Zombies to tie in with the spirit of Halloween. Runners came together to test their skills in chilly conditions and show off their fancy-dress outfits on the established 5k course around the Royal Arsenal. Like with any race, it is all about participation and individual efforts, however we would like to mention our top male and female runners. This year joint 1st was shared by Dan Hudson and Christian Ayerst coming in at an impressive 20 mins 25 secs and Mikka Hojholt was the fastest female with her little companion, completing the course in 23 mins 37 secs.
After the run, everyone came together for a celebration of their achievements and to award the best fancy dress. Steve Barringer was unanimously voted as best and scariest fancy dress outfit.
We like to support our charity partners with everything we do. Our recent fundraising campaigns have been going exceptionally well and we hope to be handing a cheque to Wooden Spoon for over 1900 pounds.
As usual, this event would not be possible without our wonderful volunteers. Not only they made sure that everyone stayed on track, they also gave participants “the run for their money”!
By Lina šlekytė
The pitfalls of organizing events – Part One (Tips)
Hello everyone and welcome to the trials and tribulations when planning events!
First, without people’s attention, there is no event! Work out the financials including, time spent vs results.
Once you have decided, then commit. You need to have faith, all will come together even on the 11th hour. It’s not a failure until the fat lady sings.
Establish a good team to support you and motivate them along the way to stay committed. Birds of a feather flock together! Gather a crew of likeminded or extra interested personnel to make this event happen, the more enthusiastic and energetic the better.
Look at convenience and suitability for your attendees, do the survey, get some reactions from your target audience.
Be careful if there are other events happening around the same time it could be a bad/good thing!! Will this other event help in numbers? If your event is attractive and somehow related enough, it’s positive.
There will always be a problem with communication, so to lessen the burden of breakdown, make everything clear not only to your team but to your audience.
It really depends on the event(size) but allow enough time to build on the awareness factor. Market as soon as possible and plant the seed to all who surrounds you, these people will help unknowingly with spreading the word and it costs nothing! A surprise colleague with experience and trust may come on board unexpectedly.
Finally, you can never oversell and event……reach out, you never know who might be listening.