15 September 2011

With less than three weeks to go before this year’s Run ’11 event, organisers have sent out a reminder to all those still thinking of taking part on the 2nd October to get their entries in soon.

Chris Holmes, event spokesman and Director of Northamptonshire Sport said: “We’re really excited about the number of people who have already entered and remaining places are filling up rapidly so anyone wavering about whether to give it a go or not needs to get their entry in sharpish”.

Enter by Monday 19th September and participants can avoid the £5 late entry fee.

The final deadline for online entries is Tuesday 27th September although organisers are advising to enter as soon as possible in order to get race information, numbers and timing chips out to participants in good time.

Chris added "The Run ’11 is for everyone. We’ll have racers, runners, joggers, strollers and walkers taking part. Whatever pace you want to do it at that’s fine. It’s about taking part and at the same time having fun, taking on a challenge and perhaps getting a bit fitter in the process."

The Run’11 promises to provide a great experience for both participants and spectators. A number of music hotspots are on the course to help gee up any flagging legs and enthuse the crowds. Northamptonshire’s Music and Performing Arts Training Band will be playing on the steps of the Guildhall and other bands will be playing at various locations.

Participants can also choose to raise money for their own or the Run ’11 partner charities – The Stroke Association, Macmillan Cancer Support, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, Northamptonshire Community Foundation and The Lowdown.

There is still time to enter this year’s event, do some training and get sponsors. To enter, get training tips and more visit www.the-run.org



For further information or to arrange interviews or request imagery please contact Northamptonshire Sport: jbrowne@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Organisers ‘The Run 11:

  • Northamptonshire Sport (County Sports Partnership)
  • NHS Northants (formerly Northamptonshire PCT)
  • Northamptonshire County Council
  • Northampton Borough Council

Details of ‘The Run 11 – Northamptonshire’

Description Mass participation run for people of all abilities
Date Sunday 2nd October 2011
Event HQ Sixfields Stadium, Northampton
Distances 10km and 5km routes, Children’s Races (1km and 2km)
Entries Individual, Children, Corporate
Route A circular route heading into and around the town centre, bypassing iconic town sites such as the Express Lifts Tower, Saints RFC, All Saints Church, Market Square, Athletics Track finish
Charity Headline national and local charity partners - Macmillan Cancer Support, Stroke Association, Northamptonshire Community Foundation, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire Air Ambulance

Race By 19th Sept After 19th Sept
10K £16* £21*
5K £14* £19*
*£2 discount for UK Athletics members
Children’s Races (1K & 2K) £5 £5