60 Minute Challenge run comes to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The run will take place in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The run will take place in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - Credit: Vickie Flores

How far can you run in an hour?

That’s the challenge being put to participants in the NSPCC’s 60 Minute Challenge, which is taking place at the Lee Valley Velopark in October.

It is the UK’s first mass participation event that gives runners a time, rather than a distance, to complete.

A specially-created one mile circuit will snake through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the challenge is to complete as many laps as possible.

Head of participation events at NSPCC, Victoria Kellaway, said: “This event isn’t about who is the best, it’s about being the best you can be.

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“Most mass participation events are based around completing a set distance, whether it be 5k, 10k or even a marathon, but this event breaks the mould and asks how far will you go, rather than what time will you do – it’s as simple as that.”

There are two events, one aimed at participants who want to run at full pelt for the hour, with the other more suitable for those who prefer to walk or jog parts of it.

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Entry to the run, on Sunday, October 4, costs £20 per adult, £70 for a team of four and £5 for anyone under 18.

All adults are asked to raise £150 for the NSPCC.

To register, visit nspcc.org.uk/60

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