Runners have until midnight on Tuesday (March 29) to secure an entry for the ever popular Lidl Kingston Breakfast Run on Sunday, April 3. The 20.1 mile race is already full but a few places remain for the 16.2 mile and 8.2 mile options.
The races enjoy the benefits of Human Race pacers, an iconic course alongside the River Thames, past Hampton Court Palace and a finish in historic Kingston-upon-Thames market square.
The riverside surroundings and flat course have ensured this race has become a firm favourite within the running community, offering a valuable opportunity to achieve a personal best. The support of Lidl ensures an exceptional goody bag and entrants also receive a commemorative race mug designed by competition winner, Sarah Miller.
More than 3,000 runners are expected to toe the start line in the ancient town centre and race features include pacers from six to twelve minutes-per-mile to help competitors to test their speed at ideal stepping stones towards a half or full marathon.
Other innovations include interval chip timing mats for post-race feedback, an instant results text as you finish and Garmin watches will be available to hire.
Breast Cancer Care is the official charity partner and all participants are encouraged to raise money which will help to provide vital support for anyone affected by breast cancer. There is no minimum fundraising target and it is easy to set up a Just Giving online donation page when registering for the event.
The 8.2 and 16.2 runs start at 8:30am and full details are on the race website.