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Molly the Mole and The Bunnies warm up with Tortoise at the start of the race

Tortoise & the Hare Characters

Molly the Mole serves Tortoise some tea


He is slow and steady, never to be rushed but very determined. He is best friends with Molly the Mole and doesn’t like to see her, or anyone else, teased.
Hare jumps high in front of Molly the Mole's home


Champion runner and very competitive. Hare loves to win everything he does, and thinks he can beat Tortoise in a race without even trying very hard.
Molly the Mole emerges from her molehill waving

Molly the Mole

She can't see very well without her glasses on. She’s best friends with Tortoise and encourages him to be the best he can be.
The cheer-leading Bunnies with their carrot pom-poms

The Bunnies

They love cheerleading and like to show off their best moves while supporting the racers.
Bumble Bee (and all her honey) are very impressed

Bumble Bee

She is very proud of her delicious honey and would like everyone to taste how good it is.
The beautiful butterfly emerges from behind some delicate flowers


Beautiful and graceful, she enjoys fluttering around flowers and doesn’t like to be distracted.

Harold the Hare

He likes to race and would love to win. Sometimes he tries too hard because he wants to be the best


He is athletic and playful, and loves throwing acorns around.

Photos taken by Brian Slater.