Focused on getting fit and lithe for the summer months? Why not sign yourself up for one of Bristol’s fun runs. Or for the more serious sprinters, set yourself a challenge with this selection of forthcoming races, runs and charity events coming up this May…
St George Park
5 May: 7.30pm
This Mum Runs presents an 8 week structured fitness programme to get you 5k fit and raring to go! This course is perfect for beginners who need a bit of motivation to get running. By the end of the course, you will be able to run for half an hour, non stop. Result!
This is a womens-only running programme. The culmination of the programme will result in you taking part in the Race for Life event on Clifton Downs on 3 July.
Cost for the 8-week : £27
See website for location
15 May 2016: 9.30am
Sign up for this 10k run in Bristol and support your Bristol based charity of choice. This route is a great choice for those runners looking for their next step after a 5k, as the course is largely flat. Taking in some beautiful, historic landmarks across Bristol including the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Avon Gorge and finishing up at the harbour side, this one will get you running at your best, with views to inspire you to keep going!
There will also be a Great Bristol Family Mile for children aged 3 years and up, and their families.
Entry to the main 10k run is £28 and includes a t-shirt on completion of the course.
For more information: www.greatrun.org
22 May: 9am
This is an undulating course on all terrain, through the beautiful grounds of this National Trust property. Taking in the views of the impressive valleys, this double looper (5k repeated!) will get your heart racing.
Entrance is free. Meet at the Home Farm Visitor Centre (late registration up until 8.45am).
For more information: www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Greyville Smyth Park
28 & 29 May 2016: 8am
As part of Muddy Race, this obstacle course is not for the faint hearted. Aimed at the more experienced athletes out there, this is a same sex pairing obstacle challenge. Prepare to beat your opponents as you battle it out in five gruelling challenges across the day. From a 400m assault course to tyre flips and burpees. Think you’ve got what it takes? Sign up below!
For more information: www.muddyrace.co.uk
Aztec West Business Centre
31 May: 7.30pm
This evening 5k run is ideal for the seasoned roadrunner. On a flat course, you’ll lap yourself three times. A sociable yet competitive run, often followed by a much needed drink at the local watering hole. Winners will be awarded with a prize of £50 for the male and female course record.
Registration on the evening of the race. £7 for unaffiliated runners/£5 for affiliated. Meet at the Atrium within the Aztec Centre, Aztec West Business Centre.
For more information: www.bristolandwestac.org