Run 5.30 returns to Nottingham this summer

After a hugely successful debut in 2015 the unique phenomenon that is Run 5.30 returns for its second year on the streets of Nottingham city centre.

At 5.30am on Friday 1st July, whilst most of the city is sleeping, early birds from across Nottinghamshire will be making the most of the morning; donning brightly coloured t-shirts and lacing up their trainers ready for a 5.3k run.

The alternative concept which first landed in the UK in 2015 comes from Italy, where Run 5.30 has become a regular occurrence in cities from Milan to Venice. Devised by Dr Sabrina Severi, a nutritional biologist and keen runner, the aim was to promote healthy habits in people’s lifestyle and encourage them to enjoy some exercise and a healthy breakfast before going to work.

With Nottingham chosen as the first UK city to host the event, last year was a chance to see how the British would take to this continental craze. With over 500 people taking part in the inaugural event it was clear that there was an appetite here for Run 5.30.

Engaged to deliver the event for a second year running, Beeston based company Perfect Motion are thrilled to bring Run 5.30 back to their home city. Nik Emmonds, Account Director for Events at Perfect Motion, said:

“Run 5.30 is such a different concept and it was so well received by the city in 2015. We’re really happy to be bringing it back again this year.

“Whether people choose to run or walk the route, it doesn’t matter. It’s a social event and we found the camaraderie last year was great with everyone cheering people across the finish line and chatting over their breakfast before heading to work.”

This year’s route once again takes runners from Old Market Square past landmarks including Nottingham Castle and Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem. At the end of the 5.3k, participants will be awaited by bright cheering faces and a healthy fruit filled breakfast; the perfect way to start a Friday.

Early bird is now available and all entrants will receive a complimentary Run 5.30 t-shirt and medal.

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