26-05-17 - 29-06-17
Broadstairs Beach Fitness Run/Jog
29th June 2017
of Demelza Children’s Hospices, Kent
Variety Children’s Wheelchair Provision.
Most of us who enjoyed the
great film, “Chariots of Fire” were unaware of the fact the venues
used and the Carlton Hotel depicted were in Scotland, far from
picturesque Dickensian Broadstairs in Kent, where the 1924 Olympians
actually stayed and trained, prior to sailing from Dover en-route to
the Paris Olympic Games.
The truth will be publicly
revealed and celebrated on 29th June, with the formal
unveiling of a plaque on the building, the former Carlton Hotel
where the athletes stayed.
This will be followed by a
commemorative re-enactment Walk/Jog/Run along the Broadstairs Viking
Bay sands for members of the public, schools and other groups
donating to the Charities, to take part.
The event will be filmed and
videos will be available for purchase. There will be photo
opportunities with star athletes and other VIPs and for selfies
with 1948 and 2012 Olympic Torches.
This will be a good
opportunity for schools to project their image with TV, radio and
press in attendance.
The aim of the event is to
raise funds for charity, notably the Demelza Children’sHospices and
the Variety Children’s Wheelchair Provision, and that more public
interest will be generated by the participation of International
athletes and hopefully some of the brilliant Film Stars who helped
bring a wonderful story back to life.
Anyone in the above
categories capable of action is invited to come along to register
between 2.00pm and 2.45pm, while others who would like to take a
nostalgic stroll in the footsteps of Olympians past are asked to
declare their interest too.
We look forward to having a
prestigious group to help Broadstairs celebrate possibly the
greatest part of its sporting heritage, and expect to generate TV,
radio and press interest.
Please contact us
Anne Ammundsen (Broadstairs
Co-ordinator) and Mike Fleet (Event Director)
Chariots of Fire
Re-enactment Project Thursday 29th June 2017
2 Ridge Park, Purley, CR8 3PN. email
Telephone 020 8647 1341