Published: Monday, 5th June 2017
Entries are now open for Broadland District Council’s annual Marriott’s Way 10km race on Sunday 8 October.
The race, which is now in its ninth year, runs along a section of the Marriott’s Way between Aylsham and Reepham which is mostly off-road and generally quite flat, making this a race which is suitable for beginner and experienced runners alike.
Last year, 450 people signed up for the race, including runners trying to beat a personal best and people raising money for charitable causes. Runners will begin their race in Aylsham in three waves, at 11am, 11.10am and 11.20am, before running along a 10-kilometre stretch of the Marriott’s Way. The race will finish in the historic Reepham Market Place where spectators will be cheering runners through the finish line.
Cllr Claudette Bannock, Member Champion for Sport said:
“The Marriott’s Way race attracts runners not only from Norfolk but from around the country too. It’s always a good day for runners and their families as well as local people and I hope that this year will be no exception.”
Businesses and organisations are also urged to get involved, by getting a team of four together and taking up the MW10k corporate challenge.
For those inspired to take part in the race but have never run before, Active Norfolk is holding a ‘Couch to 10K’ six-week programme from 21 August in Aylsham, for just £6.
Visit www.activenorfolk.org/marriottsway for more details.
Runners are encouraged to share photos of training sessions with others by using the #MarriottsOfFire on Facebook and Twitter.
To enter, and to see race rules, visit www.broadland.gov.uk/mw10k
Entry costs from £14-16 per person, £1 from each entry will be donated to Norfolk Trails, a charity that maintains Marriott’s Way.