Celebrating Community Spirit in Baddow this Co-op Fortnight…

Tuesday Jun 25, 2024

This Co-op Fortnight we are celebrating an altogether different way of doing business and we are thrilled to share our involvement in the recent Baddow 10 Mile Race, an iconic annual event in Chelmsford organised by the local Rotary Club.

This year, the event saw an incredible turnout with 269 runners participating in the race. The race started and finished at the Recreation Ground in Great Baddow, where lots of family entertainment also took place, from bouncy castles and face painting to charity stalls, courtesy of the Great Baddow Horticultural Society.

The Baddow 10 is not just about running; it’s a celebration of our community coming together. We were proud to join in with fellow local sponsors such as D & B Scaffolding, Pontlands Park, and the Great Baddow Parish Council, who, like us, are committed to supporting and uplifting our local area.

Emily and Karen from our Membership & Marketing team, enthusiastically volunteered as marshals for the event. Positioned near our Beehive Lane Co-op store, they played a crucial role in guiding and cheering on the runners, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable race day.

Karen & Emily marshalling outside our Beehive Lane store.

We also took the opportunity to support the participants by supplying essential refreshments. Each finisher was greeted with a much-needed Co-op water and a banana to help them refuel and celebrate their achievement. It was great to see the smiles and satisfaction on the faces of the runners as they crossed the finish line.

Sponsoring the Baddow 10 is part of our ongoing commitment to fostering a healthy and active community. We believe in the power of events like these to bring people together, promote well-being, and strengthen community ties.

Stay tuned for more community events and initiatives as we continue to invest in the well-being and growth of our beloved Essex community!

For the full results of the event and for details of the 2025 event, please click here.