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Farthingstone Foot Fest 2024:
FFF 2024 is on! The date is
Saturday 1st June 2024 and the booking system is now open (see below).
For updated information on the event please click here
and for conditions of entry please click here.
How to enrol for 'FFF' 2024:
Advance registration is only available through our automated online system. Please click here for the link.
Once the entry form is completed and submitted, you will
receive an automated Email confirming your entry and related actions (do
remember to enter your Email in the booking system!).
Farthingstone Foot Fest: how it started:
The Farthingstone Foot Fest was created to raise money for the Farthingstone community to help provide funding for activities other than for the general requirements of the main establishments.
Farthingstone, in common with many small villages, enjoys a number of local amenities especially: St Mary's Church, the Baptist Chapel, the Joy Mead gardens and the Village Hall. Most fund-raising activities had, through necessity, concentrated on raising money for essential maintenance programmes but because of this, many other desirable pursuits were unable to be achieved through lack of funds.
In addition to the amenities already mentioned, Farthingstone is also graced by being surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in Northamptonshire. An opportunity to make the most of this was recognised and the Farthingstone Foot Fest (FFF) was devised as an event for both runners and walkers of all age groups to take part.
Starting and finishing at the Village Hall in Farthingstone, the FFF covers a full 26 mile Marathon distance which is a challenging (there are a lot of stiles together with a number of kissing gates and other obstacles) figure of eight route through our immediately adjacent, wonderful, rolling landscape. The route covers stretches of the Macmillan Way, the Knightley Way and Nene Way, passes across fields, through woods and beautiful villages and along the Grand Union Canal and is wonderfully varied.
In addition, alternative distances are available being
single loop 11, 13 and 15 mile options so that the widest possible number
of participants can enjoy the day.
Achievements to date:
If you have a local project in mind that you believe can be assisted with or funded by the FFF funds, please contact any member of the FFF committee: