Running, cycling and triathlon events in the Market Harborough area

Lutterworth Charity 5 mile race. Join us on 9th July 2017 for this fast, flat race.

The Lutterworth Charity 5

5 – 9th July 2017

Try a Tri, Sprint and Bridge options to cater for all levels of fitness and experience


Archway Health Triathlon

3rd September 2017

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Outrun the zombies – save the world!

Armourgeddon Zombie Run

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A 5 mile run at night or dawn to raise money for Movember.

Tunnel Vision Night Run

16th-17th November 2017

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Get in the Christmas Spirit and join hundreds of Santas in Welland 


Snap Fitness Santa Run 

10th December 2017

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50k, 100k or 100mile Sportive 

Fun family trail ride

NFU Festival of Cycling
April 2018
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Join us for a half marathon, 10k and 1 mile fun run


Harborough Building Society Carnival of running

June 2018

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Festival of Cycling returns with new 100 mile challenge

After two sell out years, entries are now open for the third annual Market Harborough Festival of Cycling taking place on Sunday 2rd April.

What’s new?

Festival of Cycling’s new sponsor, NFU Mutual Market Harborough

Our event which is now sponsored by NFU Mutual Market Harborough celebrates cycling and promotes its benefits with experienced and beginner riders. In addition to the kid’s coaching sessions, the 50km and the 100km options that have been available in previous years. For 2017, there is a new 100 mile route.

Beginning on the grounds of Robert Smyth Academy, the routes take riders out into the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire countryside. Entry fees are £4 for the kids coaching, £20 for the 50km and 100km options and £25 for the 100 mile route. The entry fee includes a medal, a choice of hot meals provided by Waterloo Cottage Farm, hydration support from Nuun and Clif Nutrition and a free massage.

On Sunday 19th March at 8:30am, there will be a free social ride to from the Robert Smyth Academy. This is for riders of all abilities to practice the 50km route.

“We are really excited that the Festival of Cycling will be returning for a third year and it will be bigger and better than ever”. comments Brian Corcoran from Race Harborough. “The event attracted great feedback from participants about the course and including the new 100 mile option will broaden the appeal for club cyclists.”

Welland Valley Couching Club will be delivering Go-Ride coaching activities. This is to get young people aged between 4 and 12 years involved in cycling. All proceeds from the coaching will be donated to Whizz Kids. Proceeds from the three cycling routes will go to support local charity Adam’Smile and Cyclists Fighting Cancer.

Register for Festival of Cycling 2017

To find out more, or to register your place click here. Sadly, places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Registration will close around one week before the event. You can browse photos from the 2016 Festival of Cycling to see what’s in store.

We have organised over 20 local sporting events during the past 3 years. These include the Harborough Triathlon, Santa Run, Zombie Run, Tunnel Run and the Harborough Half Marathon & 10k run. Festival of Cycling has remained and proved a popular event for cyclists in Leicestershire area through the years.

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