The scope of the ASICS Windermere Marathon weekend will be strengthened with news that the event will also host a 5K distance race for the first time. Scheduled for Sunday 19 May, the 5K has been designed to offer participants the experience of a grandstand finale alongside finishers from the ASICS Windermere Marathon and Brathay 10in10 runners.
Following two consecutive sell-outs, organisers of the Epilepsy Action Bradford 10K are seeking a record turnout on Sunday 19 March. Starting and finishing in the iconic surroundings of Centenary Square, the race, known for its flat and fast route (the current course record stands at just over 31 mins) has been rated in the top 20 UK running events.
There are just a handful of places remaining for the newest romantically charged event, the Run Your Heart Out Valentine’s 10K. Sunday 10 February will represent the first staging of the Scunthorpe race, which is organised by Tape2Tape, the team behind the popular Gruesome Twosome 10K North Lincolnshire Half Marathon.
It’s last chance saloon for anyone considering entering the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon with general entries closing tomorrow (Tuesday 5 February). Famed for its incredibly fast route and friendly reputation, the race is on course for another speedy sell-out, with around 15,000 runners expected to toe the line at Trafford Arch.
As part of their centenary celebrations, the Forestry Commission has launched a series of 10ks across the country and is inviting runners to take part. The commission has identified 16 beautiful routes across England, including Dalby Forest, Hamsterley Forest and Whinlatter Forest.
Tape2Tape, organisers of the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K, have implemented a series of policies to lessen environmental impact of the 2019 staging of the race. Confirmation of this arrived as registrations for this summer’s event, scheduled for Sunday 21 July, went live.
Whether it was the commitment to New Year’s resolutions or simply the continued success of the operation as a whole, parkrun in the North of England posted a significant amount number of record turnouts on Saturday (27 January).
Staged for close to three decades, Huddersfield 10K (Sunday 24 February) is not so much a fixture in the Yorkshire running scene but one that is part of its very fabric. The race, renowned for its challenging uphill sections, is once again closing in on a sell out with organisers expecting the remaining places to be snapped up quickly.
The spirit of togetherness at BTR Liverpool’s Run For the 96 5K will be further highlighted this year with participants wearing commemorative purple t-shirts to symbolise the unity between the reds and blues in the city. During the previous four events, supporters have worn their respective colours, yet as a mark of respect 30 years on from the tragedy, will join as one on Saturday 11 May.