Published: Wednesday, 8th Nov 2023

Thousands of people are expected to run through the streets of Bolton town centre next June as the town hosts its biggest ever Night Run.

Night RunRegistration for the popular event opens today, Wednesday, 8 November, at 2pm. 

Following the success of this summer’s event the organisers have added hundreds of extra places for next year.

Night Run is the opening event for IRONMAN 70.3 weekend and takes place on Friday, 28 June 2024.

This year’s event saw almost 1,200 people of all ages and abilities take to the start line, with organisers adding a 10k route alongside the traditional 5k run.

Night Run is not only the perfect warm up for those taking on IRONMAN 70.3 Bolton on the Sunday, but also a chance for family, friends and those just wanting a fun run through Bolton to take part.

The event sees participants from the age of 11 taking on the 5k race and from the age of 15 doing the 10k race.

Night Run is also the ideal opportunity for local running clubs to get involved as part of their summer schedule, as each runner will get an official chip time on completion of the race.

Better yet, large groups of runners will receive a complimentary entry for every 15 runners.

Everyone who completes their distances will receive a finisher’s medal and t-shirt.

With Early Bird prices on offer, there’s no better time to enter than right when registrations open this Wednesday at 2pm.

To enter the 5k race will cost £12 and the 10k race starts at £22. UK Athletics members also save a further £1 on the entry fee.

Entries traditionally sell out within the first month of registration opening, which is one of the indications of how popular the event is.

Bolton Council’s Chief Executive, Sue Johnson, said:

“Night Run really is a fantastic event that people enjoy every year. When else do you get the chance to run along a red carpet in Victoria Square being cheered on by enthusiastic crowds?

“What makes it special is that there is something on offer for everyone, whatever their age, ability or experience.

“From people walking the 5k route or jogging it in fancy dress, to our fabulous local running clubs going for gold in the 10k, it’s about doing whatever feels right for you, getting active and enjoying the evening.”

Night Run Race Director, Amy Hudson, said:

“Night Run is the perfect way to kick off the IRONMAN 70.3 Bolton 2024 event weekend.

“The fun and friendly race will take place on a fast and flat course, ideal for those either starting out on their running journey or hunting a new PB.

“With great support along the route, and a sprint finish down the iconic IRONMAN red carpet, this is a race that you won’t want to miss out on!”

As well as Night Run, on the following day IRONKIDS UK then takes centre stage as 6,000 happy children get the opportunity to run on the IRONMAN red carpet.

The weekend concludes on the Sunday with almost 3,000 athletes taking on IRONMAN 70.3 Bolton where they aim to complete a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run.

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