The Martian Races (including the virtual run) are organised completely by volunteers and all proceeds are distributed to local charities that are carefully selected by the Woking Lions. Last year over £8,000 was given to local charities. This year we would like to surpass that. When you register for our race you will directly benefit local charities.
The Lions Martian Race is held on Horsell Common which is privately owned common land on the western edge of Woking. Almost half of the common is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
The Lions Martian Virtual Race can be run at any location but people are welcome to run it on Horsell Common should they wish to do so.
We are very privileged to be able to run on the common and take our environmental responsibilities very seriously. The routes are chosen to respect the flora and fauna that live there and we strive to minimise our impact. Our races are always litter free and this year we have pledged to be free of single-use plastics.
The Woking Lions CIO is a UK registered charity ref number 1179975. The club directly assists people in need in the local Woking community both directly and through donations to other charity’s and community groups.
The club is part of Lions Clubs International, a service membership organisation of over 1.4 million members worldwide.