Bupa my first run

2000 free race places to newbies


by Annie Rice

Calling all beginners.

To anyone who has just started running or is contemplating heading out onto the streets for the first time, Bupa have started an initiative that may be just what you need to push yourself to the next step.

They are offering two thousand free race places across the Bupa Great Run 5K events, including the Bupa Great Edinburgh 5km (Sunday 14th July), the Bupa Great North 5km (Saturday 14th September) and the Bupa Great South 5km (Saturday 26th October).

Paula Franklin, Bupa Medical Director said: “Running can have a very positive effect on both your physical and emotional health. We really want to encourage as many people as possible to try running, as lots of people experience great joy and reward from it. A 5km event can be a great place to start and has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. There is no pressure to run and those who prefer can walk some or the entire race. Either way we believe that taking part will give you a general feeling of wellbeing. We hope that by providing free places for first time runners we will encourage more people to be active going forwards.” 

So whether it’s for you or a friend, get invovled. You can sign up to be in with a chance of winning a free place here. 


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