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Running Event Day Preparation

Your running event day is looming and you’re full of questions: Where do I go? What time does it start? What should I eat the night before? And all the worries: Help, I’ve lost my race number! I haven’t hit my fundraising target! Time to stop worrying. We’ll bet that whatever your question, whatever your worry, you’ll find something here that will help.

We’ve gathered all our best advice for a successful running event day. So, whether you’re taking your first tentative steps on a 5K run, or you’re limbering up to smash your half marathon PB out of the park, we’re here for it.

Dive into our helpful articles and get ready for your best run yet. See you at the finish line!

Event Day Tips

Event Day Tips
Know what to expect – your Great North 10k Route

Read on for a more detailed run-down of what to expect from the mighty Great North 10k - and how to train accordingly.

Event Day Tips
Keep the celebrations going at the Great North 10k

Once you’ve made the decision to enter, there’s another vital choice you need to make: where to head afterwards for post run celebrations?

Event Day Tips
Where to continue the party after the Great Manchester Run

Every year at the AJ Bell Great Manchester Run, you blow us away with commitment to the party. Here's where to continue the party.

Event Day Tips
Where to go for a post-run Bristol after party

You've finished the AJ Bell Great Bristol Run, but if you want to continue the celebrations, where should you head? Read on to find out.

Event Day Tips
Keep the post-run celebrations going in Birmingham

It’s impossible to describe that finish line feeling until you’ve experienced it for yourself. But one thing’s for sure: once you’ve reached the…

Event Day Tips
A runner’s guide to tapering

Tapering will help you to avoid injury and maybe even enhance your final performance. Read our guide to tapering to find out more.

Event Day Tips
10 Ways To Smash Your Fundraising Target

These simple tips can help you to get your fundraising off the ground and have lots of fun while preparing for your challenge at the Simplyhealt…

Event Day Tips
Tips For Event Day Success

Here are our top tips for before, during, and after event day to make sure it is a success…

Event Day Tips
Last Minute Tips for a Great Run

The countdown has begun and the excitement is starting to build – and perhaps even a few nerves. Take a deep breath: your big day is almost here…

Event Day Tips
Top Pre-Run Nutrition Tips

With the right combination of reducing your running and tweaking your diet, you can fuel your muscles to have your greatest run ever!

Event Day Tips
Recovery Nutrition FAQ

This recovery nutrition FAQ guide will tell you everything you need to know about recovery nutrition after your half marathon.

Event Day Tips
Hydration tips for runners

Staying hydrated is key for runners of all abilities. Our tips help to resolve the confusion around hydration.

Event Day Tips
Pre-Race Checklist: What You Should Be Doing Now

Those early morning alarms have been answered. You’ve laced up your shoes, done your stretches and got out there. The hard work is done, right?…

Event Day Tips
Keeping Cool In Fancy Dress

Every year we see hundreds of incredible outfits. We have some tips on how to get round your run without having to ditch the outfit after mile one.

Event Day Tips
What To Eat To Fuel Your Run

The best advice when training is to stick a healthy, balanced diet.

Event Day Tips
Everything you need to know about your first half-marathon

First ever marathon? Here’s some words of advice, from the runners themselves.

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