June race news: part 1 - Women's Running UK

June race news

Author: Women's Running Magazine

Read Time:   |  July 21, 2016

New races, routes and general event information to note in your race diary.

Great Manchester Run to feature Half Marathon in 2017

Europe’s biggest 10K is to feature a half-marathon next year. Both events will take place on the same day (28 May), and will have the same finish point – beside the Beetham Tower on Deansgate. Taking place on one of Manchester’s biggest days of running and on the same weekend as the Great CityGames and the Mini and Junior events, it’s set to be a hugely popular event. To enter, visit: www.greatrun.org/great-manchester-run

New route announced for The Vitality British 10K

Organisers of The Vitality British 10K London Run have announced a brand new route for the event this year. The new route will take in a scenic section along the embankment, and over Westminster Bridge, as well as the classic iconic sights from previous years, including Big Ben and Trafalgar Square. Olympic athlete Perri Shakes-Drayton will be also be joining participants at the start line as the official race starter. Entries are priced at £50. Sign up here: www.thebritish10klondon.co.uk

CRUK offer Race for Life marathon entrants entry into all RfL events

The Race for Life women-only marathons will return for a second year and, this year, all participants will be given a ‘golden ticket’, granting entry into unlimited 5K and 10K Race for Life events throughout the summer. The marathons will take place on 4 September in Lee Valley Park, London and 11 September in Clumber Park, Nottingham. Entries are priced at £39.99. For more information and to sign up, visit: www.raceforlife.org

Race for life marathon

Entries open for the Bennachie Hill Race

The Bennachie Hill Race, organised by the Garioch Roadrunners, is now open for entry. The race, which covers approximately 8.2 miles/13.1km and ascends 1500ft/500m, is a popular event on the hill running calendar and is capped at 200 entries – so it’s worth getting your entry in fast. A junior event for runners aged between 13 and 17 is also being held at the same time as the senior hill race, at approximately 3.1 miles/5K and a total of almost 500ft/150m of ascent. Entries are priced at £9. For more information and to sign up, visit: www.gariochroadrunners.com

Brand new Bubble Rush launches in Huntingdon

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and Huntingdon Gymnastics Club have joined forces to bring family-friendly Bubble Rush 5K event to Huntingdon’s riverside on 17 July. Bubble Rush is a UK-wide charity fun run, whereby participants get doused in foam – of all varies – along the route, and is open to all ages and abilities. Runners are encouraged to get into the fun spirit of the event by accessorising with items of fancy dress. Entries are priced at £22 and proceeds will go towards the two charities. For more information and to sign up, visit: www.arhc.org.uk/bubble-rush-registration.asp


Buds Run returns for a third year

The charity 5K ‘Buds Run’ will return to the University of Birmingham for a third year on 9 October, featuring a fresh course and new fundraising goals. ‘Bud’s Run’ was the brainchild of athletics coach Bud Baldaro, the former UK Athletics Marathon Coach, and has attracted many athletics stars over the years, including Steve Cram and Paula Radcliffe. The event will take place within the university’s new 360 Sports Centre and hopes to raise over £10,000 for Parkinson’s UK – exceeding it’s £50,000 fundraising target. The event will feature a BBQ and child’s fun run and families are encouraged to come along and get involved. Entries start at £18. For more information and to enter, visit www.budsrun.co.uk.

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