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It really is ‘super Sunday’ as far as running is concerned on September 26 as no fewer than five running events will be taking place across the county.

The Cambridge Cambourne 10k and fun run - organised by Cambridge & Coleridge Athletics Club - is one of those that is back this year.

Cambourne 10k and fun run. Picture: Keith Mayhew
Cambourne 10k and fun run. Picture: Keith Mayhew

Starting at Cambourne Business Park, the event has partnered with Active Training World, which is managing bookings, race timing and results

The 10k event, which starts at 11am, should appeal to runners of all levels: from beginners to the more experienced.

Sister event, the Cambridge Cambourne Fun Run, is ideal for younger runners or those not ready for the longer distance. To register, go to https://bit.ly/2XxWO6D. No entries will be allowed on the day.

Meanwhile, over in Grantchester, the Grantchester Charity Runs returns, holding its 10k and 3k events. Advance registration at Grantchester10k.org is open until 10am on Thursday, September, 23. There is a family special for accompanied under-12s in the 3k (adults must register separately).

The 2018 Grantchester Charity Runs
The 2018 Grantchester Charity Runs

Elsewhere, the Impington Running Festival boasts five different runs (see hihub.info/events/impington-runningfestival-2021/).

There’s a 200m dash for under-fours at 9.30am, followed by a 1K for under-nines at 9.45am. All ages can take part in the 3K, from 10.05am, while the Impington 5K will set off from 10.35am, with all ages able to take part, although under-10s must be accompanied by an adult. Prices for these events range from £1.50-£6.

Finally, a free super sensory 1K event, provided by Power2Inspire, will start at 11am.

Meanwhile, the Shelford Fun Run 5K (shelfordfunrun.co.uk) will feature up to 350 runners. Registration must be completed by midnight on September 23.

There is also a virtual version for those who cannot make it on the day.

The run will raise money for Great Shelford Playscapes.

Not to be outdone, East Cambridgeshire is staging the Ely Runfest (10k, half-marathon, marathon and ultra) also on September 26 (facebook.com/events/755048088443626). Look out for William Coulet who is aiming to run 66k in around eight hours to raise money for the Head to Toe mental health charity.

Charity fundraiser William Coulet
Charity fundraiser William Coulet

For those who prefer things at a slower pace, there is also the Rowan charity walk, which is raising funds for local adults with learning disabilities (https://bit.ly/3A7WpWz). These events all follow the Chariots of Fire relay race - the longest-running event of its kind in Cambridge - which took place on Sunday, September 19.

Read more:

50 pictures of runners enjoying Chariots of Fire 2021 in Cambridge - despite that grenade incident

Grantchester Charity Runs is returning to Cambridgeshire

Mental health the focus for 66km Head to Toe run at Ely Tri Club Run Fest



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