Events in Cassiobury Park
Next month or two
14 December Music:
Live music in cafÃ©Â Cha Cha Cha from 8pm on Saturday 14 December 2013. Â See Silencio
Some that have recently taken place, and others that are regulars each year
February Watford Half Marathon:Â
Organised by the Watford Harriers this February event usually attracts around 2,000 runners and is one of the first large half-marathon events of the year in the south of the country. There is also a “Junior Challenge”, a series of shorter races for under 16s, on the same day. The 2013 event took place on Sunday 3rd February – results now available viaÂ Watford half marathon website.Â In 2014 this event will be held on Sunday 2nd February starting at 10:30am.
early May Watford 10K run:
Held on the May Day bank holiday each year (6th May 2013) this ‘charity fun run’ through the bluebell woods starts and finishes in Cassiobury Park. The route was changed for 2013 to avoid the muddy sections though the woods.Â Money is raised for Watford Mencap and other charities Watford Round Table supports. There is a limit of 1,200 places in the main race and there are also popular junior 1k and 3k races attracting around 400 entries.Â Watford 10kÂ website, results of 2013 race Â now available.
late May Fun Fair:
A funfair with various rides and sideshows normally comes to the park at the start of the May half-term (Spring bank holiday weekend). Unfortunately this always seems to coincide with the rain!Â In 2013 the fair visited during the late May bank holiday weekend, from Saturday 25th to Tuesday 28th May.
June – Race for Life:
In 2013 this annual fundraiser for Cancer Research UK took place on Sunday 16th June.
September – Push it for the Peace:
Five mile obstacle course, held for the second time on Sunday 22nd September 2013.
October – Race for Life Twilight:
The Cancer Research UK twilight run/walk/jog was held on Saturday 26th October 2013.
early November – Fireworks display:
Each year the Cassiobury Park fireworks and bonfire night is held on the Saturday nearest to 5th November. In 2013 this was held on 2nd November. Â For more details see theÂ council website
10 November Grand Union Canal Half Marathon:
This event started in Uxbridge ending in Cassiobury Park. For details seeÂ purple patch running
17 November Autumn Challenge:
Cross country race organised by Watford Joggers, most recently held next on 17 November 2013. Â See Â Watford Joggers
1 December Christmas Family Fun:
Festive family fun on Sunday 1 December 2013, between 11am and 3pm, at cafÃ©Â Cha Cha Cha.
If you know of any other events that are being held in the park which you would like posted here please let me know.