Greenham Trust confirms there are limited spaces available to run this year’s Step Up 4 Good charity run event on Sunday, 14th October. The event takes place on 1,200 acres of open heathland in Newbury, Berkshire, offering a range of scenic runs for people of all ages and abilities and supports local community projects through The Good Exchange.

Three events are available for running enthusiasts:

  • Mini Mile for younger children and families;
  • 5K fun run for older children and families;
  • 10K race for runners aged 15 and above.

The beautifully historic Greenham Common provides runners with a flat course for first-time runners and promises a terrific community atmosphere. Each entrant will receive a race pack, bespoke t-shirt and medal. Additionally, official chip timing will be set up for each competitor.

10K 2017 runner, Matthew Green said, “I was really pleased with the course. It is always great to run around Greenham Common – the scenery of the course was amazing and helped to distract me from the fatigue during the race! It was well signposted, and the lead vehicle was a really good idea as I didn’t have to worry about getting lost and could just focus on running as quickly as possible.

Speaking of Step Up 4 Good 2017, Chris Boulton, chief executive of Greenham Trust, stated: “Whether you are preparing for your next marathon or do not own a pair of trainers yet, this event is for you.

“It goes beyond just running; the event raises money for deserving local projects whilst bringing together individuals from every part of the community. The event’s popularity is a testament to its contribution to society and would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the volunteers, local businesses and team members here at the Trust.”

There was a huge turnout for the 2017 10K, with hot competition for the prizes. Newbury Athletics Club, Matthew Green completed the 10K course in 34:31 and took first place. Amber Gascoigne was the first woman home in 39:03.

With only a month to register and limited spaces available, ‘step up’ and register online at www.stepup4good.co.uk.