One of the big success stories of the inaugural Bournemouth Marathon Festival last year was the Speed of Light 5K which was a sell-out. This year’s event on Saturday 4 October promises to build on this success, offering runners a unique running experience. The event starts at 7pm with an emphasis on light and colour around the route, providing runners and spectators alike with an unforgettable race.
Director, Neil Kilgour says: “The Bournemouth Marathon Festival is very proud to be presenting the Speed of Light 5k which is suitable for anyone aged 11 or above. Every runner will receive a free LED flashing armband as part of their entry to illuminate themselves and light up the course.
“The armbands are both light and comfortable to wear, and are bright enough to shine through a dusky autumn evening. They are also reusable, so ideal for those who enjoy an early morning or late-night jog!
“To add to the visual statement we are also encouraging participants to wear fluorescent clothing, and we are calling on all runners, and non runners, to get involved in helping to create this exciting spectacle. It’s an extraordinary opportunity for people to take part and experience running as you’ve never experienced it before at dusk ... all inspired by this stunning natural setting. The event sold out early last year so please don’t wait to enter as capacity is limited”
The five-kilometre run will be the highlight – literally – of the opening day of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival, which also features two junior races, and a Supersonic 10K event, when runners and non-runners alike will be entertained by a host of local musicians.
There's another great reason to take part on October 4 and 5 (marathon and half marathon). If you’re keen to help change other people’s lives then you can choose to run any distance for charity - there are even instant charity marathon places still remaining for the brave!
Entries are open for all the Bournemouth Marathon Festival (BMF) races on October 4 and 5, 2014. Details at the event website. Follow BMF on Facebook or on Twitter at RunBournemouth #bmf2014