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Mad March Mare

Mad March Mare, 3rd March 2018, has been cancelled due to heavy snowfall. The organisers of the event have found that Hexham Racecourse is unsafe in current conditions. Sadly, due to other event commitments and race timetables, Challenge Northumberland and Hexham Racecourse will not be able to run the event later in the year. 

If you signed up to take part in this event, please get in touch with our fundraising team on 0191 246 9123. We have a number of options for you.



10k of running, battling, climbing, descending and fighting the elements, do you think you’re brave enough? 

What is it?

Mad March Mare is a 10k run that will have you ascend and descend over 500 metres, battle through wooded areas, climb up and down huge ravines, go head to head with the Northumbrian weather, fight against the chill of freezing water and attack the famous Hexham racecourse mud. 

Organised by Challenge Northumberland, Mad March Mare takes place at Hexham Racecourse which is located on top of Yarridge Heights and has fantastic views across the rolling hills of the Northumberland countryside and the historic town of Hexham and beyond. On completion of the event, you will be provided with a hot drink, changing and showering facilities and the bar will be open where you can have a well-earned drink whilst enjoy entertainment from local live bands.

What's involved?

In order to get a place at Mad March Mare, you must be over 18 years old. The registration fee is £42 for individual places and £40 for team places.

Each entrant will receive a T-Shirt, Finishers Medal, Electronic Chip Timing, Drink and Snack Bar. Over 50% of last year’s entrants were between 26 years old and 45 years old and 49% of entrants were female.

The Racecourse offers fantastic facilities for Mad March Mare competitors and spectators alike. With approximately 80% of the obstacle course in view from the racecourse bars, suites and stands, it’s great for those that would like to come along and watch you while you get muddy, cold and wet can do so from the comfort of a nice, warm and relaxed atmosphere.

In the run up to the event, St Oswald’s Hospice will support you along the way in any way that we can, whether that be through fundraising events, general chit chat and motivation. The event may be a challenge but the money that is raised will add to the 7.5 million pounds needed annually to provide the care for our patients and their families.


By signing up to Mad March Mare, you'll be raising vital funds for a hospice that supports local children and adults with life-limiting conditions 


Words cannot express how important a role you all play in families lives when they need you the most. You are a tremendous support and we have been privileged to experience your unique skills when we needed them. Keep up the good work.

So whether you prefer to be home or away, on the ground or up in the air, or to ride your bike or go for a hike - we have a challenge for you.

Make 2018 unforgettable with Life List


3rd March 2018
Hexham Racecourse
Registration Fee:£37
Min Sponsorship:£100
Life List
Bronze Challenge
This event wil count as one of your three challenges towards your Life List Bronze Award
Fundraising Team
Monday - Friday. 9am - 5pm