Young runners wanted to enter Octoberfest


ORGANISERS of Whitby’s very own Octoberfest are hoping for a dry day when it returns for its 27th year next week.

The event, expected to attract around 120 runners and hundreds more spectators, has become one of the most popular dates on the calendar for children and adults.

Held at the Astroturf Social Pavilion at Caedmon School, there are four races in which to enter - tiddlers, colts and fillies, juniors and seniors - with running distances ranging from 1,000 metres to a mile.

Former Whitby mayor Terry Jennison will be on hand to present a commemorative medal to each runner after their respective races.

Proceeds will be split between the different local charities supported by the Rotary Club of Whitby.

Octoberfest takes place on Sunday 7 October, at 2pm.

Runners can enter on the day or fill in an entry form ahead of the event.

* Entry form in Friday’s Whitby Gazette