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…

Couch to 5k

St George Park
Bristol
BS5 8EN

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

For more information:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/this-mum-runs-does-race-for-life-couch-to-5k-at-st-george-park-may-tickets-24258861909?aff=ebrowse

Bristol 10k Race

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

Trust 10 at Tyntesfield

Wraxall
Bristol
BS48 1NX

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

Superhuman Games

Greyville Smyth Park
Ashton Road
Bristol
BS3 2EA

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 Fast 5k

Aztec Centre
Aztec West Business Centre
Bristol
BS32 4TD

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