News – Special Lichfield Dash Trophy Unveiled
Arthur Price has made a unique winner’s trophy to celebrate the Lichfield Dash race during the London 2012 Olympic year.
We asked the famous cutlery and gift ware firm to design and commission a special winner’s award which will be presented for the first time in 2012 and then become the treasured winner’s trophy for generations to come.
The Arthur Price Lichfield Dash Trophy has a solid mahogany wooden base with stainless steel cutlery in three spires; in gold, silver and bronze finishes. The three spires represent not only the three parts of the winners’ podium but also the three distinct spires of Lichfield Cathedral.
Simon Price, Chief Executive of Arthur Price and Patron of the ‘We Love Lichfield’ fund said:
“The Lichfield Dash is one of those events which make the city so unique. The original Dash was inspired by events leading up to the 1924 Olympics and so it’s fitting that in 2012 the event is part of the Torch celebrations. When KP Events asked us to contribute to the event we were delighted and I hope this year’s Dash is extra special.”
Kevin Wilson, of KP Events said:
“I’d like to thank Arthur Price on behalf of the competitors, supporters and spectators for creating this magnificent trophy. It’s great that even during these difficult times local businesses take the time and effort to contribute to the local community and I will be very proud when Olympian Roger Black presents this trophy to the winner.”
The Dash, held at 12 noon, is the culmination of a morning of running events around the Cathedral. The 2012 event on Saturday 30th June is on the same day as the Olympic Torch travels through Lichfield and will be started by Olympic athlete Roger Black MBE.