North Somerset’s Chew Valley 10K and 1K Rainbow Run returns for a third year this summer with hundreds of places already snapped up. The event takes place on Sunday 21 June over a scenic, but challenging 10k route south of Bristol at 9.30am, followed by the 1K Rainbow Run.
The short children’s run will include 250 youngster who will be squirted with safe, biodegradable multi-coloured paint as they run.
Chew Valley resident & BBC Radio Bristol presenter Dr Phil Hammond will start the races. Almost 600 runners completed the 2014 Chew Valley 10K race, with winner Nathan Young of Wells City Harriers winning in a time of 33:05 minutes.
Mark Scrutton, British 10km record-holder prior to Mo Farah ran the race in 2013 commented: “I thoroughly enjoyed the Chew Valley 10k. It offers something for everyone, whether you are a plodder or club runner and the rural route is just gorgeous, which distracts you from the challenging hill. It is one of the best organised and most enjoyable 10k events I've ever run in."
Race director, Ann Booker, said: “Whatever your age or ability, the Chew Valley 10K and 1K Rainbow Run is about getting the whole family active, whilst having fun and raising as much money for charity and the local community as possible.”
Chew Valley 10K entry is open to runners aged 15 years and over, and costs £17 (or £15 for affiliated runners). Over 400 runners to date have entered the race (of a maximum 700 entries), which is licensed by British Athletics, chip-timed and professionally measured.
Race headquarters for 2015 is Bishop Sutton Village Hall and its playing field, where the mass warm up, a barbeque, entertainment and the children’s 1K Rainbow Run - advance entry only - will all take place. To enter either the 10k or the Rainbow Run, please visit the event website.