Greater Manchester running festival to return in 2024 - entries open for 10k, mini and junior events

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The event is always hugely popular in the region

One of Greater Manchester’s most popular running events is to return in 2024. Entries for Bury Running Festival 2024 are now open, with excitement already building.

Taking place on September 15, The Bury 10K will start and finish outside the Rock Shopping Centre, with the 10K route taking runners along Tottington Road and Bury Road, before heading onto the Kirklees Trail. The course will then loop back towards the town centre, before runners cross the finish line back outside The Rock.

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The 2024 event has been launched by various running clubs at an event at Kirklees Trail. Members of Ramsbottom Running Club, Clarence Runners and The Sunnywood Project joined forces to promote the benefits of running. 

Nick Whitley from Clarence Runners said: “All you need is a pair of trainers, meet up with people and experience the great outdoors, experience that sense of community and get fit at the same time.”

Ramsbottom Running Club’s Jane Emanuel added: “There are absolutely loads of local running clubs around and there is something on nearly every night of the week. There are so many opportunities where you can run or you can walk. It’s all really inclusive, so nobody should be afraid to have a go.”

Tristan Batley-Kyle, Director of Operations at Run for All said: “We are delighted to open entries for the 2024 Bury Running Festival. The Bury Running Festival is a great way for families and friends of all ages and abilities to stay active and healthy together, while also providing a great opportunity for participants to fundraise for one of the event’s charity partners or charity close to their heart.”

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Members from Clarence Runners, Ramsbottom Running Club and The Sunnywood ProjectMembers from Clarence Runners, Ramsbottom Running Club and The Sunnywood Project
Members from Clarence Runners, Ramsbottom Running Club and The Sunnywood Project | Run For All

Councillor Tamoor Tariq, Deputy Leader of the Council Cabinet Member for Adult Care, Health & Well-Being of Bury Council said: “This is our eighth year hosting the Bury Running Festival. We have a great partnership with Run for All, and we echo their values that no matter your age, ability or background our event is for all. 

“We have a great running community in Bury who can support local residents of all ages to move more so join us at the start line on September 15 to make this year’s event bigger and better. I myself have supported the event over the past few years and this has helped me physically keep fit.” To find out more about the event and to get signed up, visit the Run For All website.

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