Love Luton’s sixth half marathon & 10k brought visitors to the town from as far as Lativia and Ireland. The course took runners through our award winning parks, the iconic Luton Hoo estate and some of the most scenic areas of the borough. Finishing in the town centre also gave an important boost to the local economy with runners and spectators spending money there.
We have continually increased numbers with more than 1100 runners signed up and a lot of very positive feedback. Luton is a town with high obesity figures and this event goes towards tackling this along with inspiring young people especially those who live in roads on the route.
The event is supported with an extensive media plan which begins many months before the event. It ranges from advertising on Runner’s world, local press and posters. It has a strong social media presence with runners regularly tweeting and engaging via our platforms.
The event would not be possible without the support of so many local people who volunteer. More than 150 Signposts volunteers rally together to marshal the event, manning water stations, setting up road blocks, managing Race HQ and then cheering on the runners.
The event is also supported by over 25 local businesses who make up Love Luton and other local partners. With particular thanks to Active Luton for the use of Stockwood Park athletics track, the Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa for the use of their grounds, Barthram Press and Discover Islam who provided the water, Pratts who supplied the bananas, Arriva who provided the shuttle buses for the runners and finally JB Interiors who sponsored the finishers t-shirts.
easyJet and Active Luton kindly donated prizes to the half marathon and 10k. The following winners were picked at random:
Nick Giles – won x 2 free flights courtesy of easyJet
Sherilyn Minns, Martin Smith, Karen Bonnar and Emran Ahmed have won 3 x gym membership courtesy of Active Luton.
Emails have been sent to each of the winners on how to claim their prizes.