Looking for a sporting event for 2017? Feeling motivated and wanting to help charity at the same time??
Well if you answered YES to either or both of the above statements then look no further than our list of Five fitness events you need to sign up for in 2017.
These events will inspire you to keep healthy and keep in shape while you train your body for these special challenges, that will also bring out the samaritan in you. As you train your body for these amazing challenges, you’ll probably want to eat healthy too. Why not pack your bag with some quick, easy and loaded with vitamins and goodness like granola bars? Click here to get a run down of the best granola bars tried and tested.
AJ Bell London Triathlon
Attracting over 13,000 participants and 30,000 spectators each year, the London Triathlon has become a must do event in the sporting calendar.
With a variety of distances, routes and wave categories to choose from it doesn’t matter whether you’ve never done a triathlon before or are an Olympic champion – everyone is welcome!
The formal distances start with a paltry 400m swim, 10km ride, 2.5km run, up to a gruelling 800m swim, 80km ride and 10km run. The triathlon is now the capital’s only major triathlon and the largest in the world where participants can swim, bike & run past the iconic landmarks of our capital.
Where and when: Saturday 22nd – 23rd July, London
Sign up: www.livetotri.co.uk
The Color Run
Returning to the UK for a fifth year, The Color Run dubbed ‘The Happiest 5k on the Planet’, takes its colour party on the road from June, kicking off at London’s Wembley Park, followed by stops in Manchester and Brighton.
The Color Run has now spread its love, fun and happiness to more than 39 countries and more than five million ‘Color Runners’ across the globe, whilst brightening up the lives of people all across the UK with an amazing 47,509 people having run in 2016
Where and when: 11th June, London – 1st July Manchester – 23rdSeptember, Brighton
Sign up: www.thecolorrun.co.uk
The Marie Curie Etape Caledonia
The Marie Curie Etape Caledonia returns to the Scottish Highlands in May 2017, for its 11th year.
Complete with a brand new and exciting Event Village, the beautiful Scottish town of Pitlochry will welcome over 5,000 cyclists for a weekend filled with celebration, camaraderie and of course, cycling.
Taking place on Sunday 21st May, the event offers 81 miles of breath taking natural scenery matched by no other and is a staple event in any keen cyclist’s calendar.
Where and when: 21st May, Pitlochry Scotland
Sign up: www.etapecaledonia.co.uk
Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile mud and obstacle course designed to drag you out of your comfort zone by testing your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit.
With no podiums, winners, or clocks to race against, it’s not about how fast you can cross the finish line. Rather, it’s a challenge that emphasises teamwork, camaraderie, and accomplishing something almost as tough as you are.
Where and when: 6th and 7th May, West London
Sign up: www.toughmudder.co.uk
The Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon
Join over 7,000 triathletes at the beautiful world heritage site, Blenheim Palace for the UK’s most stunning Triathlon.
Now in its 13th year, participants can choose either a super sprint or sprint distance option as they take on what is known by many as the season opener and a must-do event for any budding triathlete.
Where and when: 3rd June to 4th June, Blenheim Palace
Sign up: www.bloodwise.org.uk