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Severn Valley 5K Trail Race (1st September 2015)

Severn Valley 5K Trail Race

Get your running shoes on! Entries being taken for 5km Trail Race at award-winning park

On Sunday 27th September a fantastic running event is being held at Severn Valley Country Park. Shropshire Council’s Outdoor Partnership team will be holding the 3rd annual Severn Valley Trail Race starting from the visitor centre in Alveley near Bridgnorth. 

The trail race will be a 5km multi-terrain run through wonderful scenery. There will be sections through woodlands, meadows and along the banks of the River Severn. There will be some steep climbs and some muddy sections. The Trail Race will start at 11am. Registration starts at 9am. Entry fees for the Trail race are £7 per person (for entries received before the 18th September) and £8 per person on the day (if places are available).

The teashop will open from 9am and will be serving drinks and snacks. The event will end with a prize giving ceremony at 12.30pm, with prizes for the winners in each age category. The minimum age for entrants is 16.

For more details and for entry forms please telephone the park on 01746 781192. The event is kindly sponsored by Hobsons Brewery and Wenlock Spring Water.

Tim Sherlock from Wenlock Spring Water said, “Hydration is clearly important for the participants in this event and Wenlock Spring Water are very happy to provide our crisp and refreshing water to help the ultimate goal of raising money for a great cause.”

Kate Pearce from Hobsons Brewery said “Our beers are brewed in the heart of the Shropshire countryside and as a company we are passionate supporters of events that showcase what the Shropshire landscape has to offer. We are pleased to be sponsoring, for the first time the Severn Valley Trail Race. We are looking forward to coming along to the event set in the stunning country park. Some of our staff may even dust off their running shoes and take part!”

Parks and Countryside Sites Officer, Edward Andrews said, ‘This will be a fantastic race and the whole route will be off road. I would encourage people to bring all the family down to the park. People who are not running can enjoy a coffee and a slice of cake in the tearoom or take the children on our natural play area.’