Step Up 4 Good 2019
Since 2016, Greenham Trust’s annual 10k and family fun runs event, Step Up 4 Good has encouraged more than 1,800 people to get active whilst giving back to their communities.
For more than 20 years, the trust which was founded in 1997 to purchase the former Greenham Common Airbase and create, and manage, the new 150-acre Greenham Business Park, has been working with the local community, local authorities, businesses and other charities to improve the lives of inhabitants of Newbury and the surrounding areas. It has helped fund projects for many good causes across West Berkshire and North Hampshire
Step Up 4 Good 2019 will take place this October at one of the UK’s most prestigious racing venues, Newbury Racecourse. Priding itself as one of the most unique running events in West Berkshire, Step Up 4 Good accommodates runners of all ages and abilities and educates the next generation for a healthier future.
Organiser Chris Sumner of Racesolutions who has already hosted the Royal Berkshire 10k and Endure24 events this year, says:
"We are passionate about producing exceptional running races that inspire people to run, our aim is to offer every runner, no matter their age, speed or goal, a sense of achievement, and lots of fun."
Giving back to the community you live, work and play in
Health and wellbeing are just as important in the office as they are at home. Employers that promote healthy working lives help to reduce stress and health issues in employees, which in turn increases productivity and helps to retain staff.
Greenham Trust is therefore encouraging local businesses to get involved in Step Up 4 Good 2019 by using the event as a team-building opportunity and registering their own teams or volunteering.
Adrian Smith explains why the Swift team are getting involved:
"Our community matters to us. We recognise our responsibility to support and care for the communities in which we are privileged to operate in. We focus all our charitable work and donations upon projects and causes which positively impact our community.
"As well as sponsoring the Para-Mile, we have a team running and volunteering too. It’s a great way to bring your employees together outside the workplace and I’d encourage other businesses to get involved."
Attending the event for a second year is Jason Briley, owner of SuperFit Bootcamp, who explains he is eager to be involved again as the event "brings people together from all walks of life to raise money for deserving causes". Briley adds the event is not only rewarding to support as an individual but also for small business owners as it represents an ideal opportunity to network with people who have similar interests and goals.
Ideal for those wanting to get fitter and healthier, Step Up 4 Good invites both the local community and those living afar to a fun, family day out that raises money for those in need.
If running really isn’t your thing, Step Up 4 Good offers a number of volunteering opportunities for anyone who wants to join in without putting on their trainers.
Having volunteered as a race marshal for the past two years, Sharon Chapman shares her volunteering experience, “I think it’s really important to get involved with the community and give back. Volunteering allows you to see what amazing local charitable groups are available, that you may not have known existed unless you see people running in their shirts. For runners, it’s fantastic to have someone enthusiastic cheering you on, especially if it’s their first time running – having a friendly face supporting them really gives them a lift.
Take part and get involved
Set to be bigger and better, Step Up 4 Good 2019 promises to provide fantastic indoor facilities, licensed bar and plenty of entertainment for both runners and spectators to enjoy as it relocates to Newbury Racecourse.
Harriet Collins, Marcomms and Sponsorship Director at Newbury Racecourse said, “We are delighted that Greenham Trust chose to host their special event with us. It is a great opportunity for us and we feel privileged that we can help to provide an occasion that brings together the local community, whilst also attracting runners from far and wide. Together with its new venue, new races and inspiring community atmosphere, Step Up 4 Good 2019 is not to be missed.”
Come along to an exciting family day packed with entertainment, competitions, delicious food outlets and a buzzing race village with lots to see and do. Seasoned professional, complete beginner, old or young, it really doesn’t matter. Step Up 4 Good is about more than just running, it’s about challenging ourselves, celebrating our community and raising money for the many worthy local community projects.