Double or Quit

Date : Next race : 24th August 2019

Race Charity

We have two reasons for running the Double or Quit race - 1 to have fun and 2 to raise some money for charity. We raise money by running the event as a not for profit event. We take all the entry fees - take off the expenses for things like - goody bags, advertising, course booking, first aid and ARC Licenses and whats left goes to charity. Please find details below of the fundraising we have done over the past few years.

2019 nominated charity

Cancer Research UK
Cancer has affected many of us directly or indirectly. This year we will be supporting Cancer Research UK, helping them to beat cancer sooner. The funds will be going to Cancer Research in Derby and Nottingham Hospitals.

2018 nominated charity

'Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide' is our charity for Double or Quit 2018
SOBS exist to meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide.
They achieve this through support groups and a helpline, including a support group here in Ilkeston.
SOBS annually help over 7,000 people but there is still huge unmet demand that our race donation is looking to help with.
This charity has been chosen in memory of one of our greatest club members Simon Davis.

2017 nominated charities : Community Concern Erewash & Babbington Rescue

 Community Concern Erewash

Is a registered Charity and a Social Care service provider based in Cotmanhay, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, carrying out services for the residents of Erewash. The services we offer include Gardening, Decorating, Handyman, Befriending Scheme, Activity Groups, Training Sessions, Erewash Friendship Club and Luncheon Clubs. We recruit and support people to undertake training and volunteering opportunities to enhance their confidence, skills and qualifications and to improve their quality of life

Babbington Rescue

Babbington Rescue CIC was first established in February 1993 to cater for stray and abandoned dogs. We have a none destruction policy and now deal with almost 1100 dogs a year, this represents over 1% of the total UK stray and abandoned dogs annually as recorded by the Dogs Trust. Since the rescue changed hands in mid 2003, we have found homes for nearly 4000 dogs, who through no fault of their own have come into our care.

We are continually looking to re-home our dogs, and we invite you to enquire about the animals we have in our care, all of whom are looking for someone to offer them the love and attention they crave.

 As we are a non profit organisation, ALL of our income goes straight to our dogs to pay for vaccinations, spaying/neutering, any other vet care needed, microchipping, food, water, heating, bedding, staff etc.

 We are a true dog rescue, in more than just name.

2016 nominated charity - Ryan Lee Trust

Ryan Lee Trust



We are delighted to announce that we raised £2448.41 for The Ryan Lee Trust from our 2016 race.

In August 2009, 14 year old son Ryan was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme Brain Tumours, five in total with the main tumour being on his brain stem. Having struggled to obtain some useful and essential aids that would have enhanced Ryan's care the charity was set up to make sure people could get the things that they need during the difficult times.

More information can be found by visiting their web site Ryan Lee Trust

2015 - Charity

Race Start

We are delighted to announce that in 2015 the profits from our Double or Quit race will be donated to Ben's Den.

Ben’s Den is a dedicated children’s charity based in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, and set up in memory of Ben Parker, who sadly passed away in 2003 following a battle with leukaemia.

The aim of the charity is to support the families of children fighting leukaemia or cancer, by gifting them a free holiday and allowing them to spend much needed, quality family time together away from the overwhelming hospital environment

Learn more about the charity here »

2014 - Charity

In 2014 we supported the Woodhead Mountain Rescue and North West Air Ambulance charity for the second year running.

We raised just over £1500 from your race entry fees and split this £775 each

Race Start

2013 - Charity

In 2013 we donated £500 to Woodhead Mountain Rescue and £500 to North West Air Ambulance charity

pdf Thank you letter from Woodhead Mountain Rescue

pdf Thank you letter from North West Air Ambulance charity

2013 was a particularly poignant choice of charities. After the tragic death of former member Darren Holloway whilst competing at a race in Cumbria in October 2012 we are donating this years profits to two charities chosen by his family.

The profits from the 2103 race were divided equally between the woodhead mountain rescue and north west air ambulance.

The first cheque of £500 being donated last week to the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team.



Woodhead Mountain Rescue

North West Air AmbulanceThe team provides an essential service, not only to walkers and climbers, but also to the local community. The primary function of the team is to provide a search and rescue service in upland mountainous areas and assist police in the search for vulnerable missing persons in lowland areas.



North West Air Ambulance charity

Air AmbulanceIs the medical emergency service covering Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and Cumbria. Costing £4m a year to run, it serves all major road and traffic incidents, serious sports accidents and incidents in area with poor and restricted road access.

2012 - Charity

The profits from the 2012 race, £700, went to the Royal Derby Lung Cancer Fund.