A return of the very popular Bridport 5 km & 10 km will start and finish at St Mary's field by the football club on the western edge of Bridport.
The route will be open to traffic, however there are plenty of places you run on wide pavements and cycle-paths and with plenty of marshals around the course (32 Last year), the run is a safe, scenic route around Bridport Town.
The 10 km route will start in one of the main parks of Bridport, this is to help separate out the runners before heading into the road sections through North Allington and onto the flat of St Swithens and Pymore, after which is a very small hill (the only one) which takes us over Dodham's lane and onto the water station , at approx 4 km.
The run from here follows wide cycle-paths and is a flat speedy affair, which will take you through one of the fastest run sections in Bridport "Barrack street", a great place to have friends and family cheer you on, as its a glut of coffee shops, also it gives them enough time to walk back to the finish, to watch as you cross the finish line.
The final KM are flat, wide and although not fun at the time, the medal at the end will make you smile.
The 5 km run will also start and finish at St Marys's, it will head out towards the football club and then will follow the quieter roads around the town . Because we want to encourage as many people to run as possible (Including children) its a nice safe easy two 2.5 km laps, on wide pavements, or through parks (Paths and cycleways), so super safe. Great for kids and adults that just are not quite ready for the bigger distance.The scouts provide the Marshals and there are plenty of them, so no way to get lost, just come and run.
With lots of places for family and friends to cheer you on as with last year we have tried to make the route touch as many parts of the Town we could within the 10 km route, the 5 km is mostly through the parks and cycle paths to encourage 14's and under to run, and this makes it super safe.
Prizes for first place Male, Female and child, but everyone gets a superb medal.
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