30 years ago acid-washed and ripped jeans and denim jackets were all the rage. Hawaiian shirts were finally acceptable outside of Hawaii and as for fashionable trainers, we were between the ground breaking Nike Air Max and Reebok's revolutionary Pump shoes.
Age UK Exeter now offers the opportunity to let your hair down, or rather adopt the trend for huge, frizzy coiffures and oversized bling of the era by dressing to impress in the 80s Retro Run 10K on Sunday, 18 March.
Last year's celebration of all things retro drew 630 entrants to Exeter city centre and the top results were Henry Irvine (Torbay, 32:20) and Alexandra Cutts (South West RR, 38:49). The final finisher returned to Piazza Terracina in 1:35:47.
The 2018 version of this popular race will feature a brand new start and finish on Exeter Quay and an even more attractive route through Riverside Valley Park to Exeter Golf and Country Club. The revised route has more PB potential than ever before with a total elevation of just over 50 metres. The race HQ and warm up will still be held on the spacious Piazza Terracina.
Fundraising is key to helping Age UK Exeter help and support over 5,000 older people and their families in the city. Age UK help people living with dementia, people who are lonely and isolated and people who have no one else to turn to. The people they support could be your neighbour, friend, parent, partner or you one day.
So dig out your favourite disco clobber and get yourself on the brand new start line for the 80s Retro Run 10K – 2018 version. Visit the Age UK Exeter Retro Run 10k website
for entry details and more information.
Images courtesy Colwick parkrun and Age UK Exeter 10k