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Overload Xtreme Challenge Partnership Special Offer

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KP Events have teamed up with our OCR colleagues at the Overload Run that takes place on August 25th at Brailsford near Derby, and together we’re offering a New Year special deal of £20 off if you enter for both events together (closing date Midnight Saturday August 18th).

You can apply for this double SPECIAL OFFER HERE. It’s that simple.

Enter for 2 of the UK’s best known and best loved OCR events and save money! And double the pain and agony that go with them!!

Here’s some information on Overload:

Overload Run – The ultimate obstacle course race. August 25th 2018 near Brailsford, Derby.

Overload is designed to be fun and build team work with 30 obstacles on every 6km lap, but don’t be mistaken into thinking its not tough, because if you decide to do more than 1 lap you will find out how tough physically and mentally it is as you run, walk, crawl and climb your way around our Ultimate Obstacle course.

The whole course is accessible for the spectator too and all obstacles can be seen, so bring along the family to watch you in action, oh and whilst you are challenging yourself they can get all refreshed at the onsite bar.

And if you have young ones who want to try out a full lap then that’s OK with us, we only charge £15 for under 16 year olds.

All runners will receive a unique medal and commemorative top for participating in the ultimate running weekend. More details can be found at www.overloadrun.co.uk

Free tickets to the National Running Show

As it’s Christmas we thought we’d offer you our season’s greetings and, thanks to teaming up with Sports Injury Fix, give you the opportunity to attend the NATIONAL RUNNING SHOW at the NEC Birmingham on January 20th and 21st 2018 for free!!

You can save £10 simply by clicking on this link www.sportsinjuryfix.com/blog/national-running-show-announcement-and-free-tickets

Be quick though as the link expires on 20th December! Happy Christmas from us all at KP Events

NEWS – NO BUSINESS LIKE SNOW BUSINESS

Scores of wannabe Santa’s descended on Lichfield (Sunday December 2017) and took on the challenge the annual Santa Dash held in the snowy freezing festive like weather to raise much needed funds for Queens Croft School in the city.

Stowe Field under the gaze of the city’s magnificent Cathedral witnessed the start and finish of the event, in between the Santa’s wound their way through the city centre streets and mingled with the crowds visiting the annual Christmas Food Festival.

Kevin Wilson of joint organisers KP Events praised the hardy souls who made the day so special; “ the weather was dreadful under foot and on the roads too but so many guys and gals and kids and dogs turned out to raise much needed money for a school that does fantastic work for youngsters in the city and surrounding areas who have a range of learning difficulties.
The atmosphere was fantastic and it felt like a proper Christmas Day!!”

This gallery of photos is courtesy of local photography student Rohan Sahota from South Staffs College.

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NEWS – KP Events Festive Fayre 2018

santa-hatLooking for a perfect Christmas or New Year prezzie for the runner in your life? Well the marketing boffins here at KP Events have had the fantastic idea to launch its FESTIVE FAYRE 2018 offer to you guys with the chance to enter our hugely popular and very wet, muddy and all round rather tortuous XTREME CHALLENGE at Catton Hall Estate near Alrewas at the special rate of £30 until midnight December 31st when the cost will revert to full price of £40.

Go on, any road runner starting their new year training regime simply has to try a 10k Challenge with knobs on, the knobs in question being iced water, electric fences, tyre lifts, cargo nets, mud slides and cross country mayhem!!

Register online via the ENTER AN EVENT tab above.

They’ll be forever grateful and they can keep the foil blanket at the finish as a souvenir and the unique XTREME CHALLENGE medal and goody surprise make for wonderful lifelong mementos of a truly unique running event.

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News – Giles wins bronze

dash11giles2011 Lichfield Dash winner Eliot Giles of Birchfield Harriers (pictured collecting his dash trophy in 2011) carried on his promising athletics career by winning a bronze medal in the 800m at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam in the European Athletics Championships, 10th July 2016.

Now 22 years old, his progress since his dead-heat win over fellow Birchfield Harriers James Whitehouse was the closest finish in any Dash since it all started in 1998 and founder Kevin Wilson of organisers KP Events has already invited him back to the relaunched Lichfield Dash on Saturday August 20th;

“I have spoken to Eliot about a month ago and lined him up, his coach and his on track commitments permitting , to be back this year and I am still hopeful as he wants to be back and he loved his win in 2011 and the crowd took to him, he was a very popular winner. He’ll now focus on being on the plane to Rio and if he’s got the qualifying time then he’ll be our number 1 over 800m so he’ll be going and we’ll look out for him especially as KP Events ambassador Meghan Beesley misses out on her place for GB in the 400m hurdles due to injury.”

The relaunched Lichfield Dash sponsored by St Johns House Lichfield is on Saturday August 20th in Cathedral Close starts at 10 a.m with childrens 100m and 400m races and junior relays, with a special mile race for adults, cycling races with Lichfield Cycling Club and Lichwheel’d plus a wheelchair race with the Lords Taverners, the day’s charity of choice for organisers KP Events. All building the unique atmosphere before the main event, the Chariots of Fire inspired race against the chimes at 12 noon with a field of high quality club athletes on view.

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