‘We will be returning to the start line!’: Live races given green light

Many runners will be welcome news that live races are returning up and down the country.

England Athletics has issued new guidance and covid-safe plans for organisers to follow to protect participants.

Nice Work are among those hosting live races again. Their first events in the South East include the Rye Harbour 5 mile (Friday 7 August), The Rye 10 and 5 Mile (Sunday 23 August), Rye Harbour 5k (Friday 4 September), Folkestone Coastal 10k (Sunday 6 September) and Folkestone Half Marathon (Sunday 27 September). Virtual races will also continue for the foreseeable future.

A statement issued by Nice Work thanked the running community for their support over the last four months of the Covid-19 crisis.

“We have been overwhelmed by your comments and support for our virtual race programme. It has meant a great deal to the whole Nice Work team. [The upcoming live events] will be held under the new covid-safe guidelines and will be UKA licensed.

“Our priority is to keep both our runners and our team safe and there will be some significant measures in place to ensure a covid-safe event for everyone, including pre-booking start slots.

“We are so happy that some of favourite and most popular races will continue. Your safety comes first.”

Full details and race instructions will be provided before race day. To enter and for more information visit nice-work.org.uk/races


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