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News article created on 9 February 2016

Running festival on Buckinghamshire canals

If you're looking for a new challenge, pull on your trainers and take part in our running festival near Aylesbury this September

Taking place on Sunday, 11 September, the ‘Two Arms on Two Legs’ event is being organised together with Aylesbury-based running club ‘On the Run’, with support from Sport England and the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. 

The event 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.

All abilities

Joe Sammon, Canal & River Trust sports participation manager, said: “The festival is aimed at runners of all abilities, from novice to elite, and hopefully there should be something for everyone to take part in. This is the first running festival we’ve held on this part of the Grand Union Canal so we’re hoping we get lots of keen runners out to try the course and see for themselves just how great canals can be for running and exercise.”

John Yarnell, from On the Run, said: “We have lots of keen runners in the local area and I’m sure they will all be up for the challenge of running along the canal. The event will be a fun and I hope lots of people take part and, you never know, some runners may even set some new personal best records.”

For more information and to sign up for the event visit our event page. Entry fees for the half marathon are £15 per person. 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.