April race news: part 1 - Women's Running

April race news: part 1

Author: Women's Running Magazine

Read Time:   |  April 7, 2016

Run for the 96 5K

Run for the 96 is a brand new 5K race, launched at the Isla Gladstone Conservatory, celebrating the lives of 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives at the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy. The event remembers the victims and their families as well as the survivors through the community, and will take place at Stanley Park on 22 May. Participants are encouraged to fundraise for the Liverpool FC Foundation and Everton in the Community, the charitable sectors of the city’s two football clubs. All funds raised from the event are split between the two charities to ensure their work continues across Merseyside. Enter here: www.btrliverpool.com


Macmillan and Inmotion launch ‘Young Rushers’ obstacle race for children aged 14+

21 May – Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
4 June – Senneleys Park, Birmingham
9 July – Pollok Park, Glasgow
16 July – Kempton Park, West London
30 July – Harewood House, Leeds
6 August – Heaton Park, Manchester
13 August – Blaise Castle, Bristol
20 August – Stanmer Park, Brighton

Macmillan Cancer Support has teamed up with Inmotion Sport to launch a series of obstacle courses created for children over 14. The event will take place at eight Adrenaline Rush venues a popular OCR event and will feature rope mazes, plank walks, giant slides and Adrenaline Rush’s signature Leap of Faith. A 5K Young Rushers race will also happen in the afternoon, including a minimum of 20 obstacles. Tickets start at £70 and cover one child and one adult entrance, with 35% of proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support. Adults must be over 18 and accompany the participating child. Enter here: www.theadrenalinerush.com

Vitality London 10,000

There are limited places available for the Vitality London 10,000 this year, so be sure to get your entries in quick. The Vitality London 10,000 is sponsored by Caudwell Children, a national charity that provides emotional and practical support to disabled children and their families. The event will take place over the May Bank Holiday on Monday 3 May, starting on The Mall and finishing on Spur Road by Buckingham Palace. Runners will see all of London’s famous sights as the route is set through most of Westminster and Central London, including St Paul’s Cathedral, Mansion House, the Bank of England, Big Ben and more. To register email [email protected]

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Run 5.30

Run 5.30 is a concept that started in the UK in 2015, seeing runners start their days at 5.30am to complete a 5.3K walk or run. The idea is popular in Italy, where the people of Milan and Venice regularly wake with the sun to get their exercise in. It was devised by Dr Sabrina Severi, a nutritional biologist and running enthusiast, to promote a healthy lifestlye and a full day by doing exercise before going to work. Outside of Italy, Nottingham was the first city to adopt the Run 5.30, with over 500 people participating. This year, the Nottingham 5.30 will take place on 1 July, and a Leicester 5.30 will also launch on 8 July. Organisers are continually looking to develop the event across the UK, in all major British cities. More information about the event and registration can be found here: www.run530.com/uk

Entries Open For LGBT Run

Entries for the fifth annual LGBT 5K are now open! The race will return to Newcastle Town Moor on 15 July, and all members of the community are welcome. You don’t have to be an expert runner to participate, you can join regardless of your running ability. The run marks the start of Newcastle Pride, a leading LGBT British festival. The event is open to over 16s only, and proceeds are donated to the Albert Kennedy Trust, a charity that works to ensure that all LGBT people are able to live in supportive and caring homes in UK. The route covers a flat terrain around the Town Moor, and prizes for first male and female finisher, as well as individual and fancy dress, are on offer. Everyone who participates will also go home with a goody bag! Entry details for the LGBT 5K can be found at www.northernfrontrunners.co.uk, with prices at £12 for UKA affiliated members and £14 for non-UKA members.

A previous LGBT5k

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