Richmond Runfest

There’s a Real Buzz about the 2018 Richmond RUNFEST

Realbuzz.com has been announced as the new title sponsor for Richmond RUNFEST. Olympian Jenny Meadows was on hand to lead a 5k run round St James’ Park after the launch at the new realbuzz store in Piccadilly Circus.

8,000 runners are expected on the weekend of 15th and 16th September for the 6th Richmond RUNFEST. As well as the marathon, half, 10k and family mile races there will now be a new 5k Pirate Run (entry £12)!

Charity places are still available for the 10k, half and full marathon – so you can still get an entry while fundraising for a fantastic cause. For more information on each of the events visit www.richmondrunfest.com

Reading Half and Robin Hood Marathon Change Hands

Sage Reading Half has been acquired by Goldline Events, along with the Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon. Both events were previously owned by Brasher Leisure Limited.

Two of the biggest and most prestigious UK mass participation events, Reading attracts 15,000 runners and Nottingham over 12,000.

Goldline Events Founder and Managing Director, Judith Manson commented: “I am delighted to announce that Goldline Events has acquired two of the most prestigious events in the running calendar, which are both unique and very special in their own way. This is a new chapter for the races and Goldline Events, we are very excited and really looking forward to working with all the current delivery partners and stakeholder to develop the races over the coming months and years.”

Reading Half 2019 is now open for entries. Visit www.readinghalfmarathon.com to secure your early bird entry and find further race entry information.

Last chance to enter Richmond RUNFEST Kew Gardens 10k!

Final call for entries for the hugely popular Richmond RUNFEST, Kew Gardens 10k. Now in its sixth year, the running festival returns to Kew Gardens on Saturday 15TH and Sunday 16TH September.

Saturday 15th sees London’s flattest 10k in 2018 running entirely inside the Royal Botanic Gardens with views of the newly restored Temporate House. It’s flat, it’s fast; PB hunters, this one’s for you. Don’t miss out – enter today. Entries will close Monday 2nd July 2018.

Tom Bedford, Race Director says: “Make sure you snap up your spot at the start line of our super flat and fast 10k. It’s going to be an incredible weekend with thousands of runners taking to Kew Gardens; with a strong list of Olympians, this is a race weekend not to be missed!”

Grab your spot today – sign up here www.richmondrunningfestival.com

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/

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.

Wings for Life 2018

Wings for Life: 934,484 km Closer to a Cure

Wings for Life Run World, a unique race, took place at the weekend with runners competing at the same time all around the world. 100,000 runners and wheelchair participants took part at over 200 locations in 66 countries, covering 934,484km! Together they were all raising funds for the Wings for Life World Run charity for … Read more

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!