Take a run on the wild side at the new Knowsley 10K on Sunday 15 March hosted by The Running Bee Foundation. This new event offers an opportunity to run through the grounds of Knowsley Hall and the Safari Park whilst helping local causes.
The Running Bee Foundation promotes health and wellbeing in local communities around the North-West with an emphasis on an active lifestyle for all. They are also focussed upon reducing childhood obesity and the subsequent health problems this brings.
They organise a series of races around the region with the Knowsley 10K their newest addition. This spring 10K starts/finishes near the Foot Safari and takes runners along a fast and flat course through attractive grounds, and passing the Grade II listed Knowsley Hall. There are 1K markers along the route, water stations at the half way point and at the end and every finisher will be presented with an environmentally-friendly, commemorative medal and tech T-shirt. The race is chip-timed.
Runners can round off the day by visiting the Safari Park either on foot or drive through and see a wide range of animals living as close to their natural habitat.
Also new is MyFirst Mile, a project created to encourage people to take their first steps on their journey to a fit and active lifestyle. Animal fancy dress is encouraged and every runner will receive a medal. This starts after the 10K.
Participants will be buzzing at this unusual location which the Running Bee's Stephen Owen describes as: “An incredible venue that offers something really unique to our runners. Show your inner animal on 15 March.”