Canal Run and Walk

Canal Run and Walk

Droitwich AC challenge the people of Worcestershire put their best foot forward on Sunday 15th September by taking part in the ‘Salfest 9’ race event or by joining us for a leisurely ‘Cream Tea’ saunter along the canal tow paths.  Both events are in support of local muscular dystrophy charity “Murrays Muscles” supporting Saltfest 2013.

For all you runners out there, Droitwich AC is proud to host ‘Saltfest 9’ a multi terrain 9 mile scenic race along the canal tow paths and surrounding countryside affording stunning views across Worcestershire.

Starts at 10.30am the race starts and finishes at Vines Park, Droitwich.   All runners who cross the finish line will receive a momento to commemorate their run plus a well-deserved plate of ‘Bangers and Mash’ will be waiting for them courtesy of the Gardeners Arms, Droitwich.

For the less energetic, why not take part in a ‘Cream Tea Saunter’.  A choice of 2 routes are offered.   Walk 1- Starting at 1:00pm is a pleasant saunter of approximately 3 miles along the canal tow paths to the Hanbury Locks.  This walk to be accompanied by miniature horses courtesy of Glover’s Piece minifarm and will delight young and old alike.

Walk 2 – Starting at 1:30pm is a 4 mile leisurely circular walk to the picturesque village of Hadzor.

Both walks are rewarded by a generous ‘Cream Tea’ that can be enjoyed in the garden of the Gardeners Arms.

Both ‘Saltfest 9’ and the ‘CreamTea Saunters’ Start and finish in Vines Park and form part of the SaltFest event with lots going on to keep the family entertained.    Spaces for the run and walk are limited so don’t miss out and Pre-register for both events by downloading our entry forms from (online entry for the race available).  For more information visit our website or visit our facebook page .  Alternatively, feel free to come along and register on the day.  (Subject to availability)

All profits generated from these events will be donated to Murrays Muscles a local, registered charity serving local people, committed to improving the quality of life for people affected by muscle disease in Worcestershire and the West Midlands. is Droitwich AC’s chosen charity.

At Droitwich AC, we are always keen to invite new members to our club.  We are a friendly running club that caters for all abilities.  So if you are a beginner looking to get into running, generally want to improve your fitness levels or are more serious and want help and encouragement in training for races and competitions then our running club is for you.

As a local club we host various events throughout the year including the popular Droitwich Half Marathon in March and our 10k road race in July.   For the more competitive we are involved in local leagues and regularly enter teams in road races and cross country events throughout the neighbouring counties.

Interested? Come and check us out for Free – we meet at the front entrance of the Droitwich leisure centre every Tuesday at 7pm and Thursday at 6.20pm.  Or visit our website or visit our facebook page .  We look forward to running with you.


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