Racing's back with a bang at RunThrough events
A comprehensive 200-race programme has been announced by one of the top UK running events organisers
Former England junior international Matt Wood (34) is RunThrough’s Co-Founder together with fellow international Ben Green (35) and he is delighted to be able to announce an ambitious 200-race programme for the next year after the Government's announcement that organised sport can resume, as reported in runABC on Monday (29 March).
As Matt says: “The Government has fired the starting gun to boost the physical and above all mental wellbeing benefits available to everyone from running. This will affect millions of runners across the country and we warmly welcome this decision.”
Race-hungry runners have already responded as RunThrough's website traffic is up 100% with a surge in 2021/22 race bookings by runners desperate to stretch their legs, head outdoors, and re-connect with race friends after months of lockdown misery.
The pent-up enthusiasm for running was illustrated by a Macmillan Cancer Support survey last month, which revealed that seven million people across the UK (almost one in 10) turned to running or jogging to help care for their mental health during the Covid crisis.
RunThrough's comprehensive programme of running events in London and throughout the UK starts with an Easter treat. The tried and trusted 20-point Covid-secure fixtures begin on Easter Saturday (3 April) at Kempton Park, where runners have the option to take part in 5K, 10K, half marathon, and marathon events. This will be swiftly followed by events at Tatton Park (10 April) and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (14 April).
Matt Wood added: “This is the brilliant news our community has all been waiting for. After last year's lockdown, between August and December, we put on around 25% of all races in the UK, with Covid awareness measures in place. We've gained more experience than any other UK events company in staging events in this safe way”.
RunThrough staged 140 UK events attracting 140,000 runners during their last full-year operating and are expecting their 200 events to attract between 150,000-180,000 people.
A brief video demonstrating the RunThrough Covid-secure measures is available here
For further information and to enter races visit the RunThrough website
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