Run 530 adds to Leicester City’s Italian Takeover

As the city rejoices Leicester City’s Premier League success; Run 530 reinforces the fact that Italy and Leicester is a winning combination as they prepare to launch the Italian running phenomenon in the city this summer.

The running series which makes its official debut in Leicester city this year on Friday 8th July began as a small event in the Italian city of Modena. After conquering their home country the ‘Madre and Padre’ of Run 530, Sabrina Severi and Sergio Bezzanti decided it was time to take Run 530 to the next level and made its international debut in 2015.

This year, Leicester has been hand-picked as one of only three cities in the country to host the unique event which will see hundreds taking to the streets at 5.30am on Friday 8th July for the 5.3k run. United once more in a sea of blue t-shirts, the event will create quite a spectacle as a group of early birds light up the streets whilst the rest of the city is still sleeping!

Co-founder and Mother of Run 530, Sabrina Severi said;

“We are so excited that Run 530 is going to be taking place in Leicester this year. The fact that Italy-Leicester relations are at an all time high right now makes it all the more special.
The city has proven that anything is possible and we want to prove that anyone can lead a healthy lifestyle and take part in Run 530!”

To find out more about this inaugural event and to book your place, visit

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