Greenham Trust announces its annual 10K and family fun runs event returns this year at a new venue plus one new Para-Mile race. Now in its fourth year, Step Up 4 Good will take place at one of the UK’s most prestigious racing venues, Newbury Racecourse, on Sunday 13 October 2019.
New for 2019 is a flat and fast course for the main 10k race, ideal for competitive club athletes and aspiring runners who are looking to race at a friendly all-inclusive event. Early bird discounted tickets are available for non-affiliated 10k runners until 4 March 2019. The Para-Mile race offers children under 15 with a physical or mental disability, injury or impairment, the opportunity to run, jog or walk for free.
Step Up 4 Good is perfect for both new and experienced runners hoping to achieve a personal best on a flat, scenic course. Adults and children will also have the opportunity to enter either the popular 3K Fun Run or the Family-Mile, where they can run for a local good cause through the fundraising platform The Good Exchange. All running distances take place within the safe environment of Newbury Racecourse.
Chris Boulton, chief executive for Greenham Trust said, “We are extremely proud to offer a running event that is unique to other races in West Berkshire. The race accommodates runners of all ages and abilities from competitive club athletes to beginners who are using Step Up 4 Good as a way of getting fitter and healthier.
“We are encouraging children to use the race as a fundraising opportunity for their school and we are also offering them the chance to win £500 for a project of their choice.
“This year’s event is set to be bigger and better. We are pleased to be hosting Step Up 4 Good at the racecourse as it has allowed us to provide amazing indoor facilities and new races for all to join!”
For non-runners, there will be plenty to see and do as a spectator, supporter or volunteer at the event. The race village will be full of music and fun. Within the Grandstand building, you will find catering, hot coffee, a licensed bar and various local charity stalls. From the stands spectators, friends and family waiting for runners to complete their race will have a great view of the finish line.
Harriet Collins, Marcomms and Sponsorship Director at Newbury Racecourse commented, “We are delighted to welcome Step Up 4 Good to Newbury Racecourse this year. Being involved in an event that brings together the local community, whilst also attracting runners from far and wide is a great opportunity for us. The fantastic facilities we have, combined with the superb organisation by the team at Greenham Trust means it’s going to be an event not to be missed.”
Registration is now open for this year’s event, step up now and make a difference. To enter and for more information visit www.stepup4good.co.uk/enter-19