UK Run Events, the organiser of the Shrewsbury Half Marathon, has announced the launch of The Running Festival at Goodwood, a new event for runners at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in Sussex.

The Running Festival at Goodwood was launched at The National Running Show on January 20, with runners securing their place at the new event, which will take place on October 14. A total of 3,000 places are available for the 10K which covers two and a half laps, and 2,000 places are available for the half marathon which will see runners complete five and a half laps.

An event aimed at younger runners will also be announced shortly, giving families a chance to run at the Goodwood estate that is also home to the Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival and Qatar Goodwood Festival.

Joe Williams, race director of The Running Festival at Goodwood, commented: “We are delighted to launch The Running Festival at Goodwood. It has been a long time in the planning and we are thrilled to be able to host our first running festival at such a beautiful and memorable venue.

“The facilities at Goodwood are second to none and we hope that many runners will take the opportunity to race at one of the UK’s best known estates. With the option of a 10K and a half marathon, we are looking forward to welcoming runners of all abilities to the event in October.”