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Why not put a pitstop in your running diary?

As a runner you are always looking at the next event you can pull on your running shoes for.

And it’s always good to have dates in your diary and something to aim for. There are always the big ticket events that spring to mind – the Virgin Money London Marathon and Simplyhealth Great North Run.

But there are other events out there vying for your attention so that you can put the miles in. And there are many reasons to get out and run, wherever you are in the country. Put your best foot forward in the picturesque surroundings of the Royal Parks, the streets of major cities like Manchester and Glasgow or out and about at the seaside in Brighton. All beautiful settings with sights to see.

You can even take to iconic motor race tracks and not in your car. UK Run Events, the events channel of #UKRunChat, have organised The Running Festival at Goodwood, which takes place on October 14.

They have even confirmed Pop Up Pit Shops for the event. Located in the pit garages, they will enable runners to stock up on running apparel, accessories and nutrition for the 10K, Half Marathon and Family Mile, as well as the season ahead.

The Pop Up Pit Shops will include a range of well-known brands and innovative accessories for runners, with the first Pit Shop welcoming UKRunChat and event merchandise.

As Official Sports Retail Partner for UK Run Events, Up & Running will also be present. The specialist running retailer will be selling footwear, apparel, accessories and nutrition for runners, and the event’s Official Sports Brand Partners Ronhill, Hilly and Altra will take over one of the Pop Up Pit Shops to showcase their latest products. It has also been confirmed that The Running Festival at Goodwood will be an integral part of Ronhill’s #RunEveryDay October challenge.

Two Pop Up Pit Shops will be taken up by the Physiotherapy Partner who will be providing free pre- and post-race massage and advice.

A highly anticipated part of race day is the presence of many running communities including UKRunChat and Run Mummy Run. As well as having their own wave of runners in the 10K and Half Marathon, it has been confirmed that Run Mummy Run founder Leanne Davies will be there with her team selling merchandise, signing books and providing a meeting place for Run Mummy Run wave runners.

Race Director Joe Williams said: “We are delighted to announce our Pop Up Pit Shops for The Running Festival at Goodwood. We are really keen to treat runners with a glorious race-themed event and these Pit Shops are very much in keeping with the venue whilst providing runners with all that they will need on the day. We would like to thank all our partners for their support and are looking forward to welcoming runners of all abilities to the three races this autumn.”

Go to for further details and to register.

Running diary


16 Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon & 10K
23 Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half-marathon
29-30 Bank Of Scotland Great Scottish Run
30 Ealing Half Marathon


14 Royal Parks Half
14 The Running Festival At Goodwood
14 Manchester Half-Marathon
21 Simplyhealth Great South Run


9 Asics Greater Manchester Marathon
12-14 Brighton Marathon Weekend
28 Virgin Money London Marathon


5 Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10K
19 Simplyhealth Great Manchester 10K and Half Marathon


7 Simply Health Great North 10K

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