It’s not too late to enter the Carnival of Running half marathon. However, it may be too late to train to run a full 13 miles… So, why not enter as a team of four in our Relay Challenge!

By assembling and entering as a team to compete in a four-person relay team (each member will have to run a section of approximately 3.25 miles), you will be automatically donating to charity, with proceeds going to The Squires Effect. Of course, you can also decide to get your team sponsored to raise additional money, either for The Squires Effect or indeed any charity of your choice.

But hurry – there are just 6 team places remaining.

So who could make up a team for the relay?

It could be four:

Work colleagues – or even enter 2 teams from your company for maximum rivalry!

School friends – you need to be aged 16 or over

Drinking buddies – that might give your other mates from down the pub a surprise

Young mums – you show them that THIS GIRL CAN

Friends form a different sports club – cycling, football, tennis are all good training sports

Park Runners – the distance is almost the same as your weekly park run

Friends from down the gym – its why you never forget leg day

Or just simply four friends who want to get a bit fitter. It is the perfect excuse to get out, run a bit more and get together of Harborough’s biggest sporting event of the year.

 Gather a team of up to four people together

  • Enter a team of four for £100, with all proceeds directly to our charity
  • Each team member will receive their own t-shirt and finishers medal
  • Transport organised and fantastic team prizes up for grabs
  • Use it as an excuse to get fit, have fun or as a team building event.

On the day…

By the day of the event, you will have chosen your running order. Runner 2 will be asked to walk the short distance to the first changeover point. Runners 3 and 4 are asked to be at registration from 11.30am.

From here, runners 3 and 4 will be shuttled by Murphy’s Taxis to their relevant changeover points out on the course. If you are making your own way to the start line, please let us know. There will be a rolling vehicle so as you finish you will also be shuttled back to the finish area to welcome your team home. You will be using electronic relay batons to determine an accurate time for your team.

The Angel Hotel and Race Harborough have a partnership together which means that runners taking part in the race get a discount on overnight accommodation at The Angel Hotel. You can receive a 15% discount on your booking by using the code ‘RACE’. The code is eligible on bookings through the whole weekend, Friday to Sunday. Find out more on The Angel Hotel page.

So, what do you think? Is it time to unpack your shorts and get together with a few friends? Teams can be male, female or mixed. Get ready to make up your dream team! Once you’ve found your three team mates, go here to register for the event. Carnival of Running