The Running Festival at Goodwood

Start Your Engines For Goodwood

Organisers UK Run Events have alerted runABC South to the impending closure of early bird entries for the inaugural Running Festival at Goodwood 2018. Reduced price entries at just £20/£22 for the 10K and £28/£30 for the half marathon close at midnight tomorrow (31 May).

This major new event on Sunday 14 October 2018 will be held entirely within the historic Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit and the 10K and half marathon races will be preceded by a Family Lap open to young runners aged 4-16 years, who will complete one full lap, or 2.4 miles, of the famous venue.

The event will be held entirely on the race track making this a celebratory day for runners of all ages and abilities. The 10K covers 2.5 laps, while the half marathon is 5.5 laps. All the races will feature an exciting grandstand finish along the pit lane, where you will be cheered home by crowds of spectators.

The 10K and half marathon entry fees include a unique finishers medal, technical T-shirt, free pre-race and post-race massage, free race photos (worth £19.99) powered by Pic2Go and a goody bag.

Goodwood is a spectacular estate in the heart of West Sussex, home to the world-famous Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival and Qatar Goodwood Festival. Nestled at the foot of the South Downs, just outside Chichester, it is an extremely picturesque location for this thrilling new event on the UK running scene.

All young runners under the age of 11 in the Family Lap must be accompanied by an adult, who will also receive a finishers medal, while those aged 11-16 can run unaccompanied. There will be an enclosed meeting area and huge support for all participants, making this a great way for young runners to experience the thrill of a big sporting event and a celebratory day of running for all ages and abilities.

Race director Joe Williams commented: “We are delighted to announce the Family Lap at The Running Festival at Goodwood and look forward to welcoming young runners of all abilities to this exciting new event in the autumn. The youngsters will get the full race experience in front of crowds of supporters and earn an impressive medal for their training and race day efforts! The Running Festival at Goodwood has received great support so far and now is the perfect time to sign up and have a superb day of running to look forward to in the autumn!”

Full details and online entries at UK Run Events but act now to secure early bird pricing!

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