February race news: part 2 - Women's Running

February race news: part 2

Author: Women's Running Magazine

Read Time:   |  February 26, 2016

The Conti Lightning Run

Entries are now open for the Crisis Square Mile Run

This iconic event at the heart of the capital will take place in two locations this year, taking the form of a relay and solo race. The relay event, on 9 June, will take place along the banks of the River Thames and the solo event, on 16 June, will follow an iconic route past Paul’s Cathedral, the Tate Modern and the London Eye. Crisis is hoping to raise £150,000 for Crisis and runners are asked to each raise a minimum of £50. For more information, and to sign up, visit: https://community.crisis.org.uk/smr2016/crisis-square-mile-run.

The Conti Lightning Run returns for a fourth year

The 12-hour Conti Lightning Run will return for its fourth year at Catton Park on Bank Holiday 1 May 2016. Runners are invited to take part either as individuals or as teams of up to five, tackling a 10K circuit as many times as possible over a half-day duration. The rugged multi-terrain course is often run as a warm-up to July’s 24-hour Thunder Run. Due to an early morning start, on-site camping is available. Refreshments are also available to purchase throughout the day, and a range of family activities will take place at the event village. For more information, and to sign up, visit: www.contilightningrun.co.uk.

The Conti Lightning Run

The Starfish marathon returns to Bexhill for a second year

National children’s charity Tree of Hope will host the Starfish marathon, half-marathon and 10K relay this year at Bexhill on 15 May. The charity, which works to raise money for children with some of the most challenging illnesses and disabilities, will be teaming up with a group of volunteers based in Bexhill to organise the event. The course is mainly flat and passes the iconic De La Warr Pavilion. Junior races will also take place. For more information, and to sign up, visit: www.starfishraces.co.uk.

Entries are now open for the Vitality Oxford Half Marathon

The popular Vitality Oxford Half Marathon will return on 9 October, once again starting and finishing in the city centre, and taking place in the iconic, historical, and university sites of Oxford. With over 7000 runners taking place last year, the event is expected to be another sell out. A fast and flat course, it is a popular event for PB chasers. For more information, and to sign up, visit: http://oxfordhalf.co.uk.

Oxford Half Marathon

New trail running series launches in North Wales

A brand new trail running series, Up Hill Down Dale, will launch in North Wales this spring, with six scenic and challenging trail races, taking place across spring and summer. Events are of varying lengths, spanning 8K, 10K, 12K, 16K, 17K, 20K, 24K and 27K distances, and will take place within the grounds of a variety of private estates. Courses span a mix of terrains including forest tracks, single tracks, moorlands, fields and even a stream crossing. Refreshments are available on the course and all finishers will receive a goodie bag and race memento. To check out the events taking place, and to enter, visit: www.uphilldowndale.com.

Entries still open for the Anglesey Half Marathon

The Anglesey Half Marathon, taking place next weekend (Sunday 6 March) is still open for entry. The race promises a scenic course, running in front of the Snowdonia backdrop and crossing the iconic Menai Bridge. All finishers will receive a medal and finshers’ t-shirt and refreshments at the race finish. For more information, and to enter, visit: http://angleseyhalfmarathon.com.

Anglsey Marathon

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