24th November 2015

Record Numbers For Runbritain

24 November 2015

2015 is set to be a bumper year for runbritain as the 60,000th person claimed their handicap score and record numbers have licensed events or entered races via the website, a significant improvement on previous years.

Yesterday, Chorlton’s Anna Neufeld became the 60,000th runner to claim their runbritain handicap score which gives runners of all abilities to record their progress and compare their results across a variety of distances and terrains. You can register for your handicap today via the runbritain website. 

Also, with six weeks to go until the end of the year, you can help make this the best growth year ever. So far this year, runners have saved a cumulative £151,553 on race entry charges using runbritain’s online entry service, benefitting from entering their races at no extra cost.

Online entry has become a popular method with runners and the numbers from 2015 reflects it. 101,431 have entered online so far in 2015 and this figure continues to rise with just under six weeks of the year still to go. Additionally, running events using online entry has risen by over 120, taking the 2015 figure so far to 620.

Find races on the runbritain calendar that lists all events that are covered by UKA’s £50.0m insurance policy and keeps track of your performances through the runbritain handicap scoring system. The calendar has a filter so that you can quickly find races in your area and the distance and terrain that you would like to run.

2618 events have been licensed online in 2015, up by over 200 on the 2014 figures, and 600 from 2011. For details of how to license your race and how licensed race directors can sign up their event to runbritain online entry, contact glightwood@uka.org.uk

Find more information on the runbritain website: http://www.runbritain.com/