Harborough carnival run is to make a return

A carnival run is being reintroduced for the 2015 event after Brian Corcoran and Amy Handford, of the Race Harborough group, stepped forward to organise it
A carnival run is being reintroduced for the 2015 event after Brian Corcoran and Amy Handford, of the Race Harborough group, stepped forward to organise it

It was once a firm favourite of the Harborough Carnival weekend schedule – and now it is making a super-charged return after a hiatus of five years.

A carnival run is being reintroduced for the 2015 event after Brian Corcoran and Amy Handford, of the Race Harborough group, stepped forward to organise it.

The pair have already proved their ability to arrange successful runs in the area as they were behind the town’s first Harborough Triathlon last September and last month’s Santa Fun Run in Harborough’s Welland Park.

Both were well-supported.

Called The Market Harborough Carnival of Running, it will take place on carnival day – Saturday, June 13 – and will include a one-mile fun run, a 10km course and a 13-mile half -marathon.

Brian said: “The event comprises several events for all standards – a fun run is a great way to complete a challenge as a family, the 10km is a perfect way to challenge runners of all abilities and the half-marathon is for those wanting more or, for our seasoned runners.

“It will be extra special during carnival weekend with crowd-lined streets cheering you on every step of the way.”

Runs will follow the route of the floats parade on closed roads through town and then on to Great Bowden where the route will split, before eventually ending at the carnival show ground – Symington’s Recreation Ground off St Mary’s Road.

The event will also raise money for local charity, The Squires Effect. For more details, see the website raceharborough.co.uk/running.