The Running Festival at Goodwood #RunFestGoodwood returns for 2019, and UK Run Events has confirmed that lots of entries have already been snapped up for the second edition which takes place on Sunday 14th July 2019.
The 2019 event launched shortly after the highly successful inaugural event in October 2018 and promises to be even bigger and better, with a new Summer Running Party taking place in addition to the three main races: a Family 1.1 Mile, a 10K and a Half Marathon. The Family 1.1 Mile also represents the final 1.1 mile of the West Sussex Primary Schools Half Marathon Challenge part of Schools Half Marathon. Both the 10K and Half Marathon are UKA accredited.
Discounted early bird fees run until the 31st January and, with nearly six months until race day, now is the perfect time to sign up and have a superb race to look forward to in the summer.
UK Run Events is once again set to deliver a first-class event in 2019, with a team of SRG pacers confirmed for both the 10K and the Half Marathon, a selection of prizes for winners and age category winners and a fantastic race theme throughout. Competitors can look forward to running on the smooth tarmac of the race track and to a glorious finish in the pit lane, with masses of cheering from spectators in the grandstand and immense runner support throughout.
New for 2019 and in celebration of the new July date will be a Summer Running Party. Taking place from 11am, there will be a BBQ and a full Prize Giving Awards ceremony for the winners and age category winners, with special on-the-day prizes. The party will be a perfect opportunity for everyone to get together post-race and celebrate a thrilling day of running.
The aptly-named Pop Up Pit Shops will again be providing runners with everything they need for race day and beyond, with top running brands offering limited edition items and special race day discounts.
As well as being a stand-alone race, the Family 1.1 Mile will welcome primary school children from across West Sussex completing the final 1.1 mile of their Schools Half Marathon challenge. These children will be working towards their very own cumulative half marathon at school during the summer term and celebrating the last leg of their challenge at Goodwood on race day.
Race Director Joe Williams commented, “We are thrilled with the uptake for The Running Festival at Goodwood 2019 and can’t wait to deliver another memorable event for runners this summer. Here at UK Run Events we believe that running is very much about the community and our Summer Running Party will give us a fantastic chance to celebrate this, bringing together runners of all abilities and backgrounds and making the event so much more than just a race. We hope that many will make the most of our extended early bird discount to secure their place at #RunFestGoodwood this July.”
The Running Festival at Goodwood takes place on Sunday 14th July 2019. Early bird entry fees until 31st January are £20 (unaffiliated) / £22 (affiliated) for the 10K, and £29 / £31 for the Half Marathon. Entry includes a technical race souvenir t-shirt, bespoke medal, free official race photos, free pre- and post-race massage, chip timed results, SRG pacers, race treats and carton of water at the finish, plus free parking and access to the Summer Running Party after the race.
Entry fees for the Family 1.1 Mile are £5 for children aged 10 and under accompanied by an adult, and £8 for adults and children aged 11+ running unaccompanied. All children aged 10 and under must run with an accompanying and paying adult. All finishers of the Family 1.1 Mile receive a medal, carton of water and treat bag.
The Family 1.1 Mile starts at 9am, the Half Marathon at 10.30am and the 10K at 10.40am.
Go to www.ukrunevents.co.uk for further event details and results. You can also follow @ukrunevents on Twitter, and UKRunEvents on both Instagram and Facebook #RunFestGoodwood to keep up to date with all the latest news.
UK Run Events also organises the highly successful On Shrewsbury Half Marathon, which takes place on 6th October 2019.