Event Preview: Equinox24 – the 24 Hour Running Festival

Chief Correspondent

Equinox24 – 24 hr running festival

23/24 September – Belvoir Castle Leicestershire

The 5th anniversary of the award winning Equinox24 event, held at Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire, is shaping up to be the best edition to date. Numbers have swelled from just 280 runners in year one to around 2,000 for the 2017 event and there is still time to get involved if you want to get a team together for this festival of running with entries closing on 1st September.

The solo field taking part at Equinox24 is the biggest out of any of the 24 hour events in the UK with nearly 450 individuals taking to the start line. A big reason for this is the huge amount of support received around the course and from the marshals cheering on all the runners, many of whom are raising money for great charities wearing fancy dress, carrying tumble dryers and pushing themselves to the limit.

Equinox24

There is more on offer over the weekend with the “beer run” which is getting bigger every year on Friday night, kids fun run at 11am on the Saturday and a 10k event starting with the main 24hr runners at midday on Saturday for those wishing to get involved and enjoy the atmosphere.

Long standing headline sponsor Skechers Performance have been involved since the first edition and are back once again and will be joined by CEP, Silva, Sos Hydrate, Virtual Runner, Big Bobble Hats, Run Bling, Swimzi and Greepers Laces. There is then individually chosen food stalls offering a variety of high quality foods alongside Stewarts Coffee and Route 14, a double decker licensed bar, making the event village a great place to hang out, enjoy some food and soak up the atmosphere of the event.

Equinox24

The event raises lots of money for many charities from individual runners all running for great causes. Money is also raised for this years charity partner Wings For Life, we have already had a Virtual Equinox24 in the spring and will raise money over the weekend from the kids fun run and massage donations.

To find out more about the event head over to www.equinox24.co.uk

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/equinox24

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