By David Saunders, Health Editor | UPDATED: 08:28, 26 June 2020
The team behind the award-winning Equinox24 event, held at Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire, are delighted to announce the launch of a second event for 2020 – Solstice24.
Held on 27th through to 28th June 2020, Solstice24 will be hosted at the same iconic venue as its ‘sister-event’ Equinox24 and will follow the same popular concept, but at the same time welcoming a few distinct changes to set it apart as a new event in its own right.
A brand new 10km route will take in hidden parts of the Castle grounds, sculptures, waterfalls, and breath-taking views. The iconic view of Belvoir Castle overlooking the course, lit up throughout the night, will certainly be a highlight of the event for runners and their spectators.
Johnny Nicol, Race Director of Solstice24 says,
‘We are so excited to finally add another race to partner Equinox24. The amazing new run course and the different time of year will give the event a very different feel and a new run experience to Equinox24 but with the same great atmosphere, organisation and venue.
With Equinox24 selling out now for two years in a row, it also gives people another chance to race at the fabulous Belvoir Castle, which really is a special place to run. We can’t wait for June!’
Solstice24 invites runners to take on as many run laps as possible in 24 hours. Runners can take it on as a solo effort (with solo runners covering distances between 10 and 210km) or share the fun with friends, and run as part of a relay team with between two and eight runners.
The weekend has a fun ‘festival feel’ with camping available within the grounds of the stunning Belvoir Castle, a light-hearted “Beer Run”, live music and a family-focused Kids Fun Run amongst others.
Keeping runners and their spectators well-fed for the weekend sits high on the organiser’s priorities too. There will be a selection of handpicked quality food stalls on site giving ample options for every meal time; including Stewarts Coffee and Route 14, a double decker licensed bar, with the event village a great place to hang out, enjoy some food and soak up the atmosphere of the event.
The location, great course and festival atmosphere is what will set this run apart and it is sure to become a firm favourite amongst trail, ultra, long distance and social runners. Solstice24 looks set to be more than just ‘another race’ – it will be a running weekend to remember.
Entries are now OPEN and with numbers for the Equinox24 event hitting nearly 3000, with most categories a sell-out, this new event is sure to be a hit, with organisers expecting it to be a popular choice amongst runners across the country.
To find out more, head over to www.solstice24run.co.uk
An official event trailer can be found here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkHVgWJwHbs
And follow the team on Facebook via – https://www.facebook.com/solstice24run/