Runners In Salcey Forest

Key workers to run for free at Northants event

Big Bear Events have given runners something to look forward to when the lockdown ends with a mid-week, multi-lap challenge in Salcey Forest, Northants. They are offering free entry to key workers as a ‘thank you’ for their heroic efforts during the coronavirus outbreak.

NHS staff, care assistants, delivery drivers, emergency services, teachers, local authority – these and many others are designated ‘key workers’ who provide essential services on a daily basis. Characterised by their commitment to service and duty of care, that have been put to the test in these extreme circumstances and for the benefit of us all.

Organisers Big Bear Events wanted to express their gratitude for their unstinting efforts in the face of danger by hosting a challenge where key workers can run for free. They hope when the lockdown has been lifted and things seem to be returning to normal (or as near as!), runners will be keen to resume their training and start thinking once more about races. The date of this event is TBC; organisers will look to arrange it for 3 months after the lockdown ends.

The Rainbow Challenge follows a similar format to Big Bear's other events in that participants complete as many laps as they so wish within a 6 hour time limit. Each lap is 3.3 miles and held on well-marked and signed pathways that are mainly flat making this suitable for a range of ages and abilities. Run a 5K, half marathon, marathon or ultra in a friendly, sociable atmosphere and receive a medal and goodies in return.

All key workers need to do is email the organisers who will send them a free entry code. Note: over half the free places have gone.

Sign up at the Big Bear Events Rainbow Challenge website.

Image courtesy of Big Bear Events

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