Step Up 4 Good Inclusive Races
Greenham Trust Ltd is a non-profit charity which has provided over £58 million in funding since 1997 to improve the lives of local people. Nearly 5,000 local good causes have benefitted and the Trust organise several (non-profit) large scale community events throughout the year, including the Step Up 4 Good inclusive family fun runs and 10K race on 13th October at Newbury Racecourse.
This year, Greenham Trust have launched a unique para-mile ‘all-inclusive’ race for children under 15 with a disability or impairment to have the opportunity to run/jog/walk a mile (along with their parent/carer if required) within the safe environment of Newbury Racecourse and it’s completely free to enter, thanks to it’s sponsor Swift Group. This event has received great support from UKA, Run Together, Activity Alliance, Sport in Mind and local ambassadors to raise awareness for disabled children in sport, recently working with The Morning Mile campaign to encourage health and fitness in our local schools as well. Step Up 4 Good is a great challenge for children to enter and train towards.
In addition to the para-mile, the Big 10K race is a scenic single loop on road and hard packed paths, in and around the perimeter of the racecourse. The course is a new, fast race for competitive club athletes and aspiring runners looking for a scenic and friendly all-inclusive event and is run under UK Athletics rules. Every paid entry receives a personalised bib, chip-timing, tech t-shirt and medal. The indoor event village will be filled with a wonderful community buzz, full of local charities, delicious food, refreshments, music and entertainment. The full programme is:
- 9.30am Family mile (younger children and families)
- 9.31am Para-mile (under 15's with a disability or impairment)
- 10.20am 3K (for older children and families)
- 11.10am 10K (over 15's)
Entrants and supporters are encouraged to raise money to support a local project, charity or appeal. You can register your own project as a fundraiser on The Good Exchange platform https://bit.ly/2DW9yHL if you wish. Lots of schools use the race as a fundraising opportunity. Also new this year is the informative ‘Schools Toolkit’ available on the Greenham Trust website, offering a step-by-step guide for teachers and parents, with links to a selection of downloadable resources to make the organisation simple. The entry process is much quicker for groups and schools too, with the facility to add multiple runner entries in one transaction.