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OUR VISION

WHAT's IT ALL ABOUT?

The vision was to have a team of runners helping at races at a certain point along a route, usually around about 1.5 miles from the end, where the runner isn’t quite at that finishing point and maybe be starting to doubt whether they can make it. We would run alongside those that wanted us to for a ½ mile or so, to chat to and support to help them achieve their goal, then run back and help the next person. The concept was put into place and ‘Race Angels’ was born.

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THE IDEA

WHERE IT ALL STARTED

I (Adrienne) ran Chester Marathon as my 2nd marathon in 2013 and the last couple of miles or so along the river were tough and I wasn’t sure how far it was to the end, so towards the end of that stretch I asked a lovely gentleman spectator whether I had far to go, seeing me floundering and despite him being in his Sunday best he ran alongside me for only a couple of minutes in order to tell me I just had to carry on a little then I would be at the road, then I was into the racecourse .... I could have kissed him!

Back in 2014 I was working at Dublin Rock n Roll Half and was walking through Phoenix Park to the Finish Line, I saw a gentleman walking – it was about ¼ - ½ mile before he would be able to see the Finish Line, as I had my running shoes on, I ran alongside him, spoke to him and encouraged him, leaving him a couple of 100 metres from the line for him to take the glory. He thanked me and said I was his angel.

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Everything you need to know about the Race Angels

If you have any questions, please read this collection of frequently asked questions and contact us if you are still unclear about something.

How do you become a Race Angel?

Our events are all over the country, so email us with your name, address and email address and we’ll contact you. Please be aware that you should have good running fitness as we can cover 10 – 12 miles at each event.

How do you help the front of the pack runners?

Race Angels always endeavour to not inadvertently affect anyones race, so for the front of the pack runners we are a vocal support, along with cow bells!

Where will you be on the course?

Each event varies, however we aim to be within the last couple of miles of the race. Once we agree a suitable place with the organisers the information will be on the relevant Event section.

What if you don’t want a Race Angel to run with you?

We always ask a runner if it would help if we run alongside them, we absolutely understand that it doesn’t suit everyone and we just wish those runners well and let them continue.

Do you belong to the Event Organisers?

Race Angels is independent of the orgainsers, although we work alongside them to ensure everything is suitable. Race Angels are all volunteers, we’re runners, we know how it feels!

Do Race Angels run alongside until the Finish Line?

How long a Race Angel runs with someone is discretionary however would usually not be more than a mile and could be as little as a few 100 metres to offer support and encouragement. We don’t run to the Finish Line, we leave you to finish in glory and earn your bling. This gives us chance to run back and help someone else.



EVENTS

UPCOMING RACES WE'RE COVERING

Anglesey Half Marathon & 10k

3rd March 2019  

btr Liverpool Half Marathon

10th March 2019

Conwy Marathon

31st March 2019

Greater Manchester Marathon

7th April 2019

Chester Half Marathon

19th May 2019

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & 1/2 Liverpool

26th May 2019

Southport 10k & Half Marathon

30th June 2019

btr Tour of Merseyside Wirral Coastal Run

6th July 2019

Alderley Edge 10k

7th July 2019

btr Wirral Half Marathon & 10k

8th September 2019

Southport Seaside 10k

22nd September 2019

Chester Marathon

6th October 2019

Manchester Half Marathon

13th October 2019

Conwy Half Marathon

17th November 2019

Wilmslow Festive 10k

Sunday 24th November 2019

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