Run the Royal Parks Half with a Charity Place

The ballot has closed for the Royal Parks Half but you can still run by getting a charity place. This year’s charities are Great Ormond Street Hospital, Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Mind and The Royal Parks. Last year Macmillan Cancer Support raised £300,000 through the race, having a major impact on their work, so you really can make a difference!

To secure a charity place you should sign up as soon as possible via https://royalparkshalf.com/charities-list/

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Trail World Championships 2018: Stories of the Race

The 2018 Trail World Championships took place in Penyagolosa, Spain at the weekend. The world’s best trail runners gathered and there were some big headline stories. But there were also some more remarkable human stories at the championships. We tell them here.

Up & Running confirmed as partner for Shrewsbury Half Marathon

The organisers of Shrewsbury Half Marathon, UK Run Events, have announced that Up & Running will be Official Sports Retail Partner of the event on Sunday 17th June 2018.

A two-year partnership has been confirmed between Up & Running and UK Run Events, meaning that the specialist running retailer will also be supporting The Running Festival at Goodwood on 14th October.

Up & Running will be present in the race village on race day and will have a stand selling apparel and accessories from a variety of brands, with friendly staff offering expert advice. There will also be special UK Run Events discounts on the day and plenty of inspiring run chat.

Entries are still open for both events.

First British Airways Run Gatwick Takes Place May 13th

With a half marathon, 5k, corporate 5k and family run, there’s something for every runner at Run Gatwick this weekend.

Running royalty will be out in force for the event. Colin Jackson will be the starter and Sally Gunnell an Iwan Thomas will also be in attendance. All three former athletes are also ambassadors for Flying Start, the global charity partnership between British Airways and Comic Relief.

Susie Chan will be providing race commentary, and there will be a team of Xempo pacers catering for sub 1:30, sub 1:40, sub 1:50, sub 2:00, sub 2:10 and sub 2:20 finish times.

Go to www.rungatwick.com for further details, including how to get there and race timings.

You can also like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/rungatwick and follow @rungatwick #rungatwick on Twitter for all the latest news.

Good luck to all taking part in this exciting new event!