Holbeton Harriers have kindly volunteered to organise a 5KM trail and a separate fun run at Holbefest 2018. The run across the Flete park estate takes advantage of some of Devon’s finest countryside. Full details of the Holbefest trail and fun run can be found here.
Based in Holbeton, but with members from the wider area, the Holbeton Harriers cater for all abilities and are a sociable and supportive running club. They meet every week on a Wednesday at 7pm and Sunday at 9am, both outside the Mildmay Colours in the centre of Holbeton. Wednesday is a head torch run in the winter months due to our location, but this makes for some fun running and a good reason to head into the Mildmay Colours for a drink afterwards.
Holbefest is a not for profit organisation that organises and runs the Holbefest family fun day and music festival in June of each year. The organisation is volunteer based and none of the committee members or those involved in the running of the event receive compensation for their time. All proceeds raised by Holbefest are ploughed back into the local community, supporting the local school, clubs and societies.
The past three years has seen Holbefest raise a considerable amount of money for the local village school, Holbeton Primary School. As a small village school, it is essential that funds are raised to support the great work of the school team and school association. The money raised was used in a variety of ways and was left to the discretion of the chair of the school association and the head teacher. Funds raised through Holbefest has enabled the school to purchase a much needed set of guided reading materials for Key Stage 1 and Foundation years, acquire additional resources for outdoor learning and helped to finance a residential experience for the children, covering the cost of transport and supporting families who have more than one child in the class. The School Association has also used monies raised from Holbefest to fund the after school club enabling to continue to do their work in providing wrap around care for local children.
Professional and amateur musician's, bands and singers assembled for this regular open mic nite. Held at Holbeton Village Hall, and organised by Steve Jenner, the evening was a great success. Many people attended to listen and be entertained late into the night.
The Dartmoor Union hosted one of their regular quiz nights, full of difficult questions and warm hospitality. Teams competed over several rounds of general knowledge and sports questions. The winners ‘I Thought This Was Speed Dating’ took the accolades and celebrated wildly.