If you’re planning a 24 hour race in 2019, either solo or as a team, we’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news is that the early bird entries for Equinox24 have already sold out, but the good news is that the team are about to release their second phase of entries!
‘Phase one’ of entries sold out in only six weeks, with over 1000 runners signing up to take on the 2019 installment of the event. ‘Phase two’ opens at midday on 1st January 2019, and organisers are forecasting a high demand for the rest of the places.
So what makes Equinox24 quite so special?
Now in its seventh year, the Equinox24 is a 24-hour mixed terrain running race, held on a picturesque 10km loop around the Belvoir Castle Estate. Runners can choose to take on this challenge as an individual, or as a team of two to eight – as a fun challenge or competitive endeavour. If you’re looking to dip your toe into the world of ultra running, 24 hour races can provide a great introduction.
With free camping available from Friday for both competitors and spectators, the event is well renowned for its welcoming, supportive and friendly atmosphere, offering an unforgettable experience for runners and supporters alike, with live music, individually selected quality caterers and a beer bus on site.
It’s also a very family friendly event – there is a children’s fun run on the Saturday, and films are screened in the main marquee throughout the weekend.
Over the past 6 years the event has grown from 270 to 2500, and this year’s event welcomed 500 solo runners, the largest solo field of any other UK 24 hour event.
Johnny Nicol, Race Director of Equinox24 says,
“We’ve always enjoyed incredibly positive feedback from those that have taken part in the event in previous years, and so we were confident there would be a good response when we launched this time around, but we didn’t expect to get quite the flurry of entries that we have! We are excited to launch our next phase of entries and look forward to welcoming many new, and returning, runners to our 2019 event”.
So if you’re looking for a big personal challenge for 2019, or you’d like to get a group of friends and training partners together for a fun event as a team, what are you waiting for? Phase two entries open at midday on 1st January 2019, and it is possible to find out more by visiting: www.equinox24.co.uk, or by following the team via their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.