Runners at the ready for town centre races

Published Monday, 09 June 2014

RUNNERS of all ages and abilities will be donning their running shoes when Hinckley plays host to the fifth town centre road runs on Wednesday 18 June.

There is a five kilometre race and a one mile ‘Colourfun Run’, providing participants with the chance to raise funds for LOROS, as well as having fun and improving their health.

The aim of the Colourfun Run, which starts in Station Road at 6.45pm, is to attract participants who would not normally think of taking part in a running event. At selected points along the course runners will be doused in colours and at the end of the run they will have their photograph taken. The entry fee includes a T shirt which will be covered in colours.

The colours are made of corn starch and food grade dye, are completely biodegradable and non-toxic and will wash away in contact with water.

Meanwhile the 5k race will start at 7.30pm in Castle Street and will be run as a proper race. The 5k distance is just over three miles so is perfect for people looking for their first race, to challenge themselves and to aim to get a time.

The race will take place over two laps of the course with the challenge of climbing Castle Street twice.

Anyone wanting to take part can enter online at or call Graeme Chilvers on 01455 255678 for more information.

Councillor David Cope, the Borough Council’s Executive Member for Culture and Leisure said:

“Good luck to everyone taking part in the Colourfun Run and the 5k race.  I hope everyone achieves their goal and raises lots of money for charity as well as getting fit and active.  I would also like to thank everyone from Hinckley Running Club who has worked so hard to make this event happen“.

Meanwhile drivers in Hinckley are being reminded that a number of roads in the town centre will be closed during the event.

The roads closed from 6.15pm until 8.30pm on Wednesday 18th June will be: Station Road, Priesthills Road, Springfields Road, Clarendon Road, Willowbank Road, Hawley Road, Rugby Road, Regent Street, Hill Street, Orchard Street, Thornycroft Road and Mount Road  and it is possible that drivers on neighbouring roads may also experience some delays.

The council will be posting advance warning signs advertising the road closures on town centre roads and hopes that everyone will be able to find alternative routes for the duration of the races, or even come along and lend their support to the runners.

Last updated: 09/06/2014 11:37