Entries close tonight for BMC 10k Track Festival!

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Next Saturday, the BMC 10k Track Festival will kick off the autumn series of races in the runbritain Grand Prix but entries close tonight so make sure you register your entry today!

The festival aims to attract a mix of serious and not-so-serious runners to have a go at the distance that Jo Pavey (handicap MINUS 2.6), Mo Farah (handicap MINUS 7.5)  and Andy Vernon (handicap MINUS 6.9) entertained us with during the recent Commonwealth Games and European Championships. Race Organiser, Steve Green is anticipating an exciting day of great racing and vibrant atmosphere at Longford Park in Trafford on 6 September. "I’m really excited by the response shown. We have over 130 entries so far and a really satisfying part of that is around 50% might not have done a track 10k before. So we’re hoping the whole day might encourage more of your less-experienced runners to try track in the future,” said Steve.

“I think we’ve got the right balance between quality and quantity in the entries; there’s a perfect balance between the more elite-end, club runners and then the more recreational-end. We’re clashing with the Great North Run, which is on the same weekend and might have had an impact on entries, but we’re happy with the response for the event’s first year.”

It is anticipated that there will be six races and each will be accompanied by music and special guests to provide a great atmosphere, while spectators will also be able to get up close to the action and cheer on the runners from lane four. All finishers will receive a TRAFFORD MEDAL.

Grand Prix points are awarded for the first 250 finishing positions. 250 points will be awarded for the first British finisher, down to 1 point for the 250th British finisher. There are extra points available for men who run faster than 30 minutes and women who run faster than 33 minutes. Up to the best four scores from the six available races count at the end of the series. If the athlete scores points in less than four Grand Prix events, their best two, three or single score will count towards the final standings. Prize money totals £18,000 and is shared by the top 10 male and female British runners at the end of the series.

The race is also incorporates the Northern 10,000m championships.

If you haven't yet put in your entry you only have TODAY to do it! What position will you claim on the Grand Prix score board? Visit www.race-results.co.uk