The team at award-winning endurance running event Equinox24 has announced that early-bird entries for its 2019 event sold out in record-breaking time.
Now in its seventh year, Equinox24 is a 24-hour mixed terrain running race, held on a picturesque 10km loop around Belvoir Castle Estate in the East Midlands of England. The event takes place on 21-22 September 2019. Runners can choose to take on this challenge as an individual, or as a team of two to eight – ‘as a fun challenge or competitive endeavour’.
‘Phase one’ of entries sold out in only six weeks, with over 1000 runners signing up to take on the 2019 edition of the event. ‘Phase two’ opened at midday on 1 January 2019. The organisers are forecasting a further high demand for places, ‘owing to the impressive early response’.
With free camping available from Friday for both competitors and spectators, the event aims to maintain a welcoming, supportive and friendly atmosphere. Additionally, there is live music, individually selected caterers and a beer bus on site.
Partners/sponsors of Equinox24 include: CEP, Torq, Sos Rehydrate, Runderwear, Big Bobble Hats, Virtual Runner, Outdoors 4 You and Greepers Laces.
A children’s fun run also takes place on the Saturday of race weekend, and movies are screened in the main marquee throughout the weekend.
Over the past six years the event has grown from 270 to 2500 participants. The 2018 event welcomed 500 solo runners, ‘the largest solo field of any other UK 24 hour event.’
Johnny Nicol, Race Director of Equinox24 said “We’ve always enjoyed incredibly positive feedback from those that have taken part in the event in previous years, and so we were confident there would be a good response when we launched this time around. But we didn’t expect to get quite the flurry of entries that we have!
“We are excited to launch our next phase of entries and look forward to welcoming many new, and returning, runners to our 2019 event.”