19 July 2011

Northamptonshire County Council's fire and rescue service is challenging businesses and organisations across Northamptonshire to take its title as the fastest and fittest team in the county.

The fire and rescue team won the 10K team challenge at last year’s Run Northamptonshire in a combined time of 3 hours 46 minutes (five runners) and was one of 74 teams that took part in the 5K and 10K races.

The Run ’11 supported by Willmott Dixon is Northamptonshire’s premier mass participation sporting event. Now in its third year, the event promises to be even bigger than last year.

Sunday 2nd October is the date for diaries as over 3000 runners, joggers and walkers from across the county and beyond attempt the 10km or 5km closed road route around Northampton’s most prominent landmarks. The Run offers everyone a chance to give it a go regardless of age or ability and hopefully will provide the spark to get people from across the county to embark on a more active and healthier lifestyle.

Chris Holmes of Northamptonshire Sport said “We want to encourage more teams to enter the Team Challenge this year. Our event sponsors Willmott Dixon Group are up for the challenge and have already entered two teams. We want more local businesses and workplaces to get out from behind the desk or off the shop floor to enjoy some exercise as a team, which is very much about having fun, building some team spirit and get fitter as part of the bargain”.

Whether a group of friends, club runners, work colleagues or even family why not enter as a team of five and enjoy the experience of Northamptonshire’s premier running event together.

Discounted entry prices are being offered to anyone who enters The Run ’11 before the 29th July 2011. This includes both the individual and team category. This early-bird offer is an excellent opportunity to enter The Run ‘11 for a bargain price and gives all those who take up the offer extra time to focus their training for the big day!

Anyone interested in entering the event is invited to sign up either on-line at www.the-run.org or to look out for one of the entry forms / flyers that will be circulating local gyms, libraries, council receptions and country parks.