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Event – Chasewater 5k Family Fun Run – 2nd Oct 2016

case-07The newly named group CASES (Citizens Advice South East Staffordshire, formerly South East Staffordshire Citizens Advice Bureau SESCAB) are staging a Chasewater 5k Family Fun Run around the famous South Staffordshire venue on Sunday October 2nd at 10.30am and KP Events is working with our friends at CASES to help raise much needed funds for an organisation offering free advice on the law from their expert team of legal eagles with no government support.

There is a superhero and cartoon character theme to help encourage families to come along and join in the fun and there will be spot prizes for best costume and most original costume.

Registration for this exciting new event will be live on this website soon along with information on entry fees for families etc, watch this space!!

Event starts in 4 months, 8 days, 4 hours, 17 minutes, 59 seconds

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Event – Duathalon – Tamworth 27th Nov 2016

Triathlon England are delighted to announce that we will be working with KP events this year to host a Duathlon event in the Castle Grounds of Tamworth on the 27th November 2016.

Kirsty Shaw (West Midlands Regional Manager of Triathlon England) said “Within the West Midlands region we don’t have many run-bike-run events, in fact this is the first Duathlon event that I have seen to be organised. I am certainly eager to see how many participants we will attract”.

Triathlon England look to work with many organisers from clubs, local authorities, leisure centres and business to host training activities and events for all levels of fitness, focusing on all gender, ability and ages.

To attract all levels and abilities of fitness, we are pleased to say that we will be working with Phil Clamp (KP Events Ambassador) amongst other triathlon coaches to host some novice training days. This is a great chance for Triathlon England and KP Events to support those who want to get involved in a multi-sport activity and help gain that confidence in doing so.

Event starts in 6 months, 2 days, 3 hours, 47 minutes, 59 seconds

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Event – The Lichfield Dash – 20th Aug 2016

lichfield-dashThe most unique sprint event in the UK… held in Cathedral close! First run in 1998, the Lichfield Dash in association with St John’s House, is a completely unique sporting occasion. Invited athletes race the 12 noon chimes and the crowds flock to Cathedral Close to watch a race against time come alive in a spectacle of speed, strength and true Corinthian endeavour. The Dash event is on Saturday the 20th August 2016 from 10am to 12.30pm.

The first ever Dash in 1998 was won by GB 400m international Paul Thompson of Birchfield Harriers. TV cameras captured the drama of the dash in 1999 where Tipton Harriers athlete Mark Anslow collapsed on the finishing line to allow GB international and Birchfield Harrier Carl Warren through to win the coveted trophy awarded to the dash winner. But true to form, Mark returned to challenge Carl again in July 2000 for the coveted dash title and to mark the occasion of the millennium, all race athletes were wearing Chariots of Fire style outfits of the 1920’s period.

The dash was held every year in July until 2012 when to welcome the Olympic Torch and its journey through Lichfield, Olympic 400m silver medallist in Atlanta in 1996 Roger Black presented the newly commissioned Dash trophy from Arthur Price Ltd to the winner James Whitehouse from Birchfield Harriers (pictured). The race never disappoints and went on to provide excitement and drama up to 2012 where the race ceased due to a number of factors. But in Olympic Year 2016 and with KP Events ambassador Meghan Beesley representing a real medal hope in the 400m hurdles in Rio, the Dash will be back and even better than before.

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News – Meghan Mega Confident

meghan-beesleyKP Events ambassador and GB 400m international Meghan Beesley is continuing her build up to the Rio Olympics. In her quest for a medal in America she recently won her event in Iowa beating a quality field along the way. She took time out to reflect for all of us at KP Events: “Yes it’s a great start and nice to bag the Olympic qualifying time early and earn a nice cheque as well!! I’m now in Doha for my third race before a well earned 2 week break. Thank to all my friends at KP Events, it’s lovely to know you are following my progress”. Of course we are Meghan, bring an Olympic medal to show us at the Tamworth 10k on October 9th!!

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Event – 10th July 2016 – Ezee Gym Run The Risk – Catton Hall Estate

ezee-gymThe Ezee Gym “Run The Risk” event at the Catton Hall Estate in South Derbyshire is a new Funstacle (fun meets obstacle) course built on our favourite venue in South Derbyshire. More news next week.

Event starts in 1 month, 16 days, 3 hours, 47 minutes, 59 seconds

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Event – The Burntwood Wakes Push-Kart Derby – 16th July 2016

Burntwood WAKES LOGOThe Burntwood Wakes Push-Kart Derby – 16th July 2016, Supported by Burntwood Town Council, 12 noon to 4pm.

Event starts in 1 month, 22 days, 5 hours, 47 minutes, 59 seconds

Venue: Burntwood High Street Sankey’s Corner / Burntwood Shopping Centre.

Course: Two adjacent flat 100m straight runs for non-powered karts which can be pushed or pulled.

Entry Fee: £5 per team and all proceeds go to local charities.

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CATEGORIES

  1. Junior teams, schools and child based teams/youth groups scouts etc.
  2. Individual family and friend based teams “shedheads”
  3. Corporate teams, any companies who want to enter or rather teams representing a company.

PRIZES
Various to include:

  • Best dressed push kart
  • Best technical design soap box
  • Fastest push kart
  • Best team

THE RULES

  • Teams can consist of any number of people BUT in the race element there has to be the nominated driver and 3 push/pullers maximum.
  • The push kart must have steering.
  • The push kart must have brakes.
  • The push kart must be no bigger than but may be smaller than 2m long by 1.5m wide and 1.2m tall.
  • Any cover/body must be firmly attached to the push kart and considered to be safe on inspection.
  • The push kart should be made strong enough to withstand several runs of the designated course.
  • The push kart must have 4 wheels.
  • Drivers must remain seated at all times during the event and seats must be securely attached to the push kart.
  • The minimum driver age is 14 years old.
  • All push karts will be subjected to scrutiny for suitability and safety to take part, before being given a competition entry number. The competition will be based on a time trial event, you will race down the course a set number of times and the team with the lowest combined time will win.
  • All drivers must wear helmets and be fully covered (long sleeves and full length trousers) to be allowed to run the course.

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Event – TCR FM Tamworth 10K – Sunday October 9th 2016

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The TCR FM Tamworth 10k was voted 4th best 10k in the UK by Runners World in 2013 as it’s scenic but mainly flat 5k loop course takes in some of the town’s best scenery with its start and finish set in the popular Castle Grounds leisure facility with its gardens, sports amenities, walkways and cafe.

The TCR FM Tamworth 10k October 9th 2016 will start and finish in the beautiful grounds surrounding Tamworth Castle and will wind its way through the grounds and out into the town, then follow a canal section in Fazeley, before returning to the Castle Grounds.

TCR 106.8 FM launched in 2009 and is a not-for-profit community radio station based in Tamworth, Staffordshire, staffed entirely by volunteers. The station has strong links with the local community and provides a wide range of programming with a good mix of chat and music, predominantly from 80’s classics to new chart hits, as well as news and sports updates.

This is a Timing Chipped event.

£21 standard Entry, £19 Club Member.

Event starts in 4 months, 13 days, 4 hours, 17 minutes, 59 seconds

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Race numbers and info are posted to applicants within the 10 days before race start.

ON THE DAY ENTRIES: There will only be 50 entries on the day and these will be available on a first come first served basis from 9 am at the registration desk near the Start/Finish area in Castle Grounds.

Parking for the event is available in and around Castle Grounds and some parking is free and some is pay and display so the advice is check the signage before you leave your car!!!

Directions…

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Event – 23rd Oct 2016 Solihull Half Marathon

The Solihull Half Marathon starts at 10.30 am on the 23rd Oct 2016. Early bird registration available soon.

Event starts in 4 months, 29 days, 4 hours, 17 minutes, 59 seconds

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2nd May 2016 – The World’s Shortest Fun Run World Record Attempt – in Burntwood

Write up – 2nd May 2016 The World’s Shortest Fun Run World Record Attempt

WORLD’S SHORTEST FUN RUN FUN FEAST!!

They came from far and wide, from Kansas USA and Cornwall and from Lichfield, Birmingham and Tamworth but mainly Burntwood in Staffordshire. Why?

The 2nd WORLD’S SHORTEST FUN RUN and it attracted hundreds to the UK’s smallest park, Prince’s Park in Burntwood today to help raise money for the local WeLoveLichfield charity fund.

Fancy dress was order of the day with costumed guests Dick Dastardly, Evil Knievil, Cat in the Hat, Elvis, Lisa Simpson, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and The Stig plus princesses, Batmen, Spidermen, disco dancers, pensioners, local charities, families, lots of happy children (youngest 6 weeks!) prams, pushchairs, wheelchairs plus scores of pet dogs of every breed and colour, all there to complete the 55 steps in any way they could and just have a go and create miles of smiles in the process.

Pam Stokes Chairperson at Burntwood Town Council officially started the proceedings and enjoyed watching the crowds and the ‘runners’ taking part: “Brilliant!! What an atmosphere!! Loved every minute!”

Kevin Wilson of organisers KP Events agreed: “I’ve been involved in a lot of events over a lot of years but this has to be up there as a favourite simply because it is all about the taking part that counts!! The atmosphere it creates is unique, everybody present brings something to that atmosphere, it doesn’t matter if you can run or not, not one jot, just get round this little park however you like, take as long as you like, just do it!!” And they did, in their hundreds!!

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