The Ellie Penrose Fund was set up following the death of our very good friend Ellie, who died unexpectedly of meningitis on the 13th of August 2015.
In addition to being the youngest person to ever complete a full HOTH race when she finished Helloween with 28 miles in 2013, Ellie was an Assistant Event Manager at HOTH, and could often be found working behind the scenes to support the event, and her loss was felt by all involved in HOTH.
As well as her HOTH running, Ellie was a talented athlete who participated in athletics, running, hockey, and netball, and in 2015 she achieved her dream of representing Great Britain at the European Triathlon Championships in Geneva, Switzerland.
To keep Ellie's memory and legacy alive, her family set up The Ellie Penrose Fund in her name, with the goal of supporting children and young people to access and participate in sport, and since 2015 the fund has been proud to sponsor athletes from grass roots to international level.
A commitment was made in 2015 to support The Ellie Penrose Fund, and we're proud to say that HOTH was named the fund as the event's lifelong charity partner, and remains the focus of our fundraising to this day.
While the HOTH events provide opportunities for all charity fundraising, and supports the many participants using the events in raising thousands of pounds each year for charities and good causes across the country, it's The Ellie Penrose Find that remains at the heart of our fundraising.