The season of sun, sea, sand and fun runs is almost upon us. Whether you want to take a leisurely stroll or shower under kaleidoscopic colour, there's an event for you...
As summer approaches, we’re beginning to fill our calendars with summer holidays, trips to the seaside and picnics in the park. But a new phenomenon has swept the nation in recent years – summer fun runs and walks. In between those traditional summer pastimes, why not join the masses and schedule in a fun run, walk or obstacle course?
Wherever you are in the UK and whatever your motivation may be,to get fit or support a charity that means something to you, there’s a fantastic event for you to get involved in.
Known as the ‘Happiest 5k on the Planet’, last year The Color Run saw more than 85,000 ‘Color Runners’ of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities get stuck into the spirit of one of the most colourful events in the UK.
The Color Run is not timed, so you can walk, jog, dance and party your way along the course at any pace. You’ll start in a white t-shirt and pass ‘colour zones’ at every kilometre where you’ll be covered in different hues of colour. There’s no way you’ll finish the ‘Happiest 5k’ without being covered from head to toe in kaleidoscopic colour.
At the finish line, colour covered partygoers join the Festival Area to enjoy a great mix of DJs, MCs, the infamous ‘Color Throws’ plus a host of colour crazy giveaways.
Cost: £26 each if you enter as a team, £28 if you’re entering solo, children aged 5 and under go free.
Saturday 15th August 2015 – Birmingham, NEC Sunday 30th August 2015 – Belfast, Titanic Quarter Saturday 10th October 2015 – Brighton, Madeira Drive
Book your space at www.thecolorrun.co.uk
Sure Run To The Beat is a race to remember. A 10k run celebrating running and fitness, this event has a distinct festival vibe and an incredible atmopshere.
The event starts and finishes at Wembley Park, home to one of London?s most iconic sporting venues, with music positioned throughout the route to keep runners motivated as they pound the city's pavements.
To celebrate crossing the finish line, there will be a headline act ready and waiting at the Festival Finish.
Date: Sunday 13th September 2015
Book your space at www.runtothebeat.co.uk
Image: Kirsten Holst
Tough Mudder is a team-oriented 10-12 mile (18-20 km) obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit. With the most innovative courses and inspiring over a million participants worldwide to date, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world. In 2015, Tough Mudder events across the UK and around the world will feature a course full of world-class obstacles designed to test both physical and mental strength. More than 90% of participants are expected to register as part of a team; to encourage teamwork and camaraderie over competition, the events remain untimed.
Cost: From £119
1st & 2nd August - Yorkshire
22nd & 23rd August - South West
12th & 13th September - North West
26th & 27th September - London South
Book your space here