Preparations underway ahead of the the fifth annual Hethersett open weekend

The Run the Square event at the Hethersett Open Weekend.

The Run the Square event at the Hethersett Open Weekend. - Credit: Archant

Preparations are underway for a busy weekend of events ahead of the fifth annual Hethersett open weekend.

The Run the Square event at the Hethersett Open Weekend.

The Run the Square event at the Hethersett Open Weekend. - Credit: Archant

The event, which will run from Saturday, July 5 to Sunday, July 6, encourages visitors don their trainers and come to the village to get involved with a varied line-up of activities.

Saturday will include the debut of a come and try event on the Memorial Playing Field, where 14 sports including archery, football and speedway will be on offer - with a barbecue in the evening to refuel tired bodies.

A multi-denominational service led by Reverend Derek MacClean at 10am will kick off Sunday's events.

Olympic athlete Paul Evans will lead the warm-ups for the annual Run the Square fun-fun at 11am.


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All runners will be given a commemorative medal and the village's community clock, which was funded by South Norfolk Council, will keep track of the times.

Shane Hull, chair of Hethersett Olympic Legacy Committee, said: 'It is a great opportunity for people of all ages to have fun and exercise at little or no cost.

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'The Olympic Legacy Committee, in conjunction with the Hethersett and Meltons Sports Association, is looking to create a lasting legacy post London 2012, with the formation and support of various Sports Clubs and by helping in the provision of improved and new sports facilities for the area.'

After two active days, the Wymondham Rock Choir and Hethersett Academy Choir will entertain audiences.

Entry forms for the race are available on www.hethersett.org.uk

Entry fees are £2.50 for adults and £1 for children.

The come and try event will run from 12pm to 4pm.

Wymondham Rock Choir's performance will start at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.

Do you have a Hethersett story for us? Contact Lauren.cope@archant.co.uk

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