NFR LGBT5k Festival of Running 2018
Evening of 20th July 2018, Newcastle Town Moor
Three events: 5k, 3×1 mile relay, 2k kids race
an amazing atmosphere
and raising loads for charity!
LGBT5K Festival of Running
Following on from the success of the LGBT5k of the last 6 years, we expanded in 2018.
We listened to your feedback, and made the event even more accessible to all abilities and families. Unlike other years, staged 3 races:
- A children’s 2k
- A 3×1-mile relay
- And the main #LGBT5k of course
As always, we had the best goody bag in the northeast, along with a redesigned medal.
On your marks…Entries are now sold out
Entries to all 3 races have now sold out.
We did not increased the numbers for the LGBT5k this year, instead adding a relay race option and a children’s race – so the LGBT5k sold out quickly, in 25 hours.
We used StuWeb to process entries and results this year. The event page and entry is via: https://www.stuweb.co.uk/event/3202.
It’s more fun running together – good cause cash-back!
We will be operating our good cause cash-back scheme again this year. We love being able to give back to other clubs, parkruns, and charities via our race. On the entry system there will be a field to enter if you are supporting a particular cause, and for every 15 entries supporting that cause we will donate £50.
Supporting Rainbow Home
This year Newcastle Frontrunners supported Rainbow Home with a £1 donation made for every entry to the LGBT5k. Rainbow Home are a group working lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans asylum seekers in Newcastle and the Northeast. They provide a support in a safe space, with integration, friendship, confidence, to help enable them to feel at home. Find out more about their work via Mesmac.
As a reminder, the date is the evening of Friday 20th July 2018. The event will again coincide with Newcastle Pride weekend, will take place on Newcastle’s Town Moor, and all events occur on the same evening.
The new races are the children’s 2k and the 3-person relay where each person runs approx. 1 mile. If you can’t manage a full 5k, are returning from injury, you have a couple of friends you’d love to run with as a team, or fancy a bit of friendly competition with other clubs, the relay is the ideal event for you. You can run the relay as well as the 5k race.
Approximate timings are:
5.45pm: Children’s 2k (age 5-15)
6.30pm: 3×1-mile relay
7.15pm: The traditional LGBT5k