Glow in the Park - Windsor
The perfect combination of work-out and night-out, Glow In The Park is the ultimate nighttime neon 5km fun event for families & friends. Join us on an epic voyage through our 6 Glow Zones.
Running events are some of the most popular types of fitness events out there – and are one of the easiest to get in to, whilst being very tricky to master. Because of this, it is a great place to start when you want to get in to a fitness regime – but there is a lot more to it than simply placing one foot in front of the other!
Brief History of Running
Competitive races are thought to have at first started (as with many sports) with the Ancient Greeks, though many other traces link it to the Egyptians, parts of Asia and many other parts of Africa. One of the earliest recorded event is from 1829 BCE at an Irish festival honouring the goddess Tailtiu in a series of sporting events known as the Tailteann Games. A thousand years later in 776 BCE, we have the first record of the Olympics in Greece, and this is likely where many forms of runs and marathons have their origins.
Since then many different type of events have come about – through the Olympic Games are still probably the most famous. Throughout the world events are held all the time from simple small 5k runs to enormous 26 mile sprints like the London Marathon.
How to get started in running events
Luckily it is one of the easiest sports to get in to – you just need to start moving! Starting off with small jogs and sprints is the best way to get started and then you can slowly start to increase distance to build yourself up to bigger and better runs. I’d suggest started off with something like a 5K as this is not too challenging but long enough for you to get a real sense for what is involved in the sport. You can read our article here all about how to prepare for your first 5K which will give you some more insight on how to get your training started.
Once you get started you will quickly see there is a lot more to taking on a run than simply getting out there and jogging. If you are looking to get serious then you may want to start investing in some good gear – a good pair of running trainers is the best place to start. You can also invest in a lot of other running specific clothing too though be warned things can start to get expensive.
Running Races Near Me
There are quite a lot of different runs to choose from depending on what kind of experience you are looking for, we list some of the best running events in the UK, if you know what type of event you want you can click one of the links below to find out more;
Fun Runs | 5K Runs | 10K Runs | Half Marathons | Marathons
Top Running Events in 2020
We have picked out the best events taking place in 2020. We have lots more listings available, just click on the 'Running Events' tab at the top of this page to find them.
Although we have picked this particular event, there are actually 4 different events taking place at the Bournemouth Marathon Festival so you really do have the widest choice available to suit your ability. Not only does it have great options but also stunning scenery, it takes place along the coastline and also the iconic Bournemouth pier. We have been to the Half Marathon event before so check out our review here.
The Glow in the Park - Windsor Course
Electrifying light shows and energising beats will carry you around the dark course as you Get Your Glow On in the Foam Zone, powder up in the UV Paint Blast Zone and get grooving in the Time Tunnel. Open to all abilities and age groups - whether you dance / walk / jog or run - Glow in the Park is your time to shine.
Who: Open to all ages and abilities – from aging amblers to sprightly sprinters
What: Two laps of a 2.5km course peppered with party Glow Zones
Why: You can never have enough light in your life
Whether you’re a keen athlete / novice runner / a group of friends or a family with Children, Glow in the Park is perfect for you! We are encouraging all abilities to dance / walk / jog or run together in a friendly and fun environment. So whether you are an individual, family, group or team, everyone is welcome to sign up and Get Your Glow On!
Worried about running in the dark? The course has flashing marker lights and arrows, marshals and medics. Please note: You will pass through areas of the course that are dark. You must wear a working headtorch to participate as part of the event. Most areas of the course are on even ground but some areas might be uneven. Please use your head torch and proceed with caution.
Your Glow in the Park bib number, headband and UV face paint will be sent to you by second class post with the royal mail. (Some items do go missing in the post so please do email us if it doesn't arrive within two weeks.) All you have to do on the night is arrive Glowing and head to the starting area. No need to register on the night. Please do make sure you are wearing your bib number as this is your ticket and it is filled out on the back with your information.