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Following on from the success of last year’s running festival along the canal in Buckinghamshire, we are calling on local people to pull on their trainers once again and sign up for this year’s event.
Taking place on Sunday 10 September, the ‘Two Arms on Two Legs’ event is being organised by us and Aylesbury based running club ‘On the Run’, with support from Sport England and the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.
It is open to everyone and involves running along the Aylesbury Arm and Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal, as part of a half marathon or 10k challenge. A family fun run is also organised for younger runners at Oakfield Park in Aylesbury.
Joe Sammon, our sports participation manager, said: "Last year we had almost 600 sign up in our first ever running event and we got great feedback from those who took part.
"Whether you’re a seasoned pro or have just caught the running bug, this event is aimed at you. With relatively flat towpaths and the region’s beautiful countryside to explore there really isn’t a better place to enjoy a leisurely jaunt."
Ben Fairhall, who won the 10k race in 2016, said: "I really enjoyed taking part in the first 10k along the canal and would recommend anyone who is looking for a new fitness challenge to sign up. The training was tough but doable and the encouragement from the marshals and the spectators along the way really kept me going. I had a really fun morning."
For more information and to sign up for the event visit, Two arms on Two legs
Early bird discounts of just £10 entry per race apply to anyone who signs up during January and February. Entry fees after this date is £15 per person for the half marathon. For the 10k the entry fee is £13 per person. Age restrictions apply. Discounts are available to those runners affiliated to a running club or who are a members of England Athletics.
Two Arms on Two Legs running festival
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