The Langham 10km and Fun Run is an annual event organised by Boxted Runners and the Friends Of Langham School (FOLS), a charitable organisation. The route winds through picturesque Constable countryside, and this late summer event is recognised locally as one of the most enjoyable and friendliest. The race now annually attracts over 1000 runners, with a good mix of Club Runners of all abilities and those just running to keep fit or just for the fun of it from neighbouring counties and beyond.
Boxted Runners was founded by Vanessa Dolling in June 2017, with a clear vision to be the friendliest, most encouraging and supportive running club for everyone in north Essex / Suffolk. The aim was to inspire people who haven’t run before to come along, give it a go and join in our running community too.
Our key value is to always be able to offer a club for everyone, all abilities, non-judgemental, a place where anyone can come along or just turn up and feel very much part of our friendly and supportive running community.
Boxted Runners Chairperson
Who are The Friends of Langham School? (FOLS)
Some of the fundraising events we organise throughout the year include a Summer Fete, the Langham 10K Run & Fun Run, school discos, an Easter Egg hunt, quizzes, a camp-out/BBQ in the school field and a Christmas Bazaar. The children and parents alike thoroughly enjoy these events, as you can imagine.
In the last couple of years FOLS have funded improvements to the outside space of Class 1 buying amongst other things a climbing frame, willow dome, chalkboards, raised beds and a wigwam. Other things we have funded are school workshops including carnival, maths, puzzle, Olympic and passport days, computer software, help with coach travel costs, and purchasing furniture such as storage cabinets for class 4 and a book display and storage unit for Class 2.
In 2013, some of the money raised from the 10k Run & Fun Run paid for the refurbishing of the school’s library.
Buying new furniture and shelving, as well as a substantial number of books. In the current year amongst other things, we are spending money to improve the outside space at the front of the school and looking at various eco projects to install solar panels.
By taking part in the event, you are helping to ensure that both the school and local
community continue to flourish, thank you for your support.