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Keep active this November with the Festival of Running

With so many of this year's fundraising runs cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis, Living Sport and Central England Co-operative have announced they plan to keep the motivation going with the Living Sport Festival of Running.
Living Sport has announced the Festival of Running, to run through November in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (Photo: AdobeStock)

Participants can choose to enter the 10 mile, 10km or 5km run, taking place on any convenient November date. Runners can choose their own routes, but there will be marked routes set up at Nene Park for each distance - available to download soon from the Living Sport website.

The event has taken the 4 Seasons Winter 10 Mile into account, meaning that runners already registered for the November 15 event can also take part in the Festival of Running. Emails have been sent to those eligible, but with over 150 spots still available, sign-ups for the 10 mile race are still available.

Times can be submitted and a weekly leaderboard (using an age-graded calculator) for each distance will be shared. A final results leaderboard will also be created at the end of the event. The winner for each distance will receive a £25 Decathlon voucher.

In addition, a spot prize will be given for the best photo shared on the Facebook event page using the #LSFestofRun2020 tag.

Everyone completing any distance will receive a medal and a T-shirt, or the opportunity to donate to Trees Not Tees, which plants a tree using the cost of the event T-shirt. 

Living Sport is a charity based in and around Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that aims to improve the health, happiness and wellbeing of people in the region by supporting participation in sport and physical activity. Income from events -- such as planned runs and family fun days -- is put back into the charity, and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has seen funds plummet.

For more information, or to sign up to the Living Sport Festival of Running, see the website here.