Latest Race News

13th September 2017

Final Timing & Arrangements For Runs

As we have recently added 2 additional runs to next Sunday we wanted to clarify what is happening: 10.30am 10K (aged 16 and upwards) and 5K run (aged 11 and up) – online entry through run website. 10.30am 5K fun run (aged 7-10 but all children must be accompanied by an adult) – entry on the day only. These three runs will be chip timed and there will be goody bags and medals for all participants. 10.40am – 2K fun run to replace park run – this is free entry for any adults and children aged 5 and upwards. Sorry no pushchairs allowed. Prizes for all participants.
13th September 2017

Simply Health to sponsor the Andover 10K & 5K Lake Run

Colin Perry, Chair of The Simplyhealth Andover Community Fund comments: “We’re proud to be supporting Andover Foodbank Lake Run for a second year. Our mission is to get millions moving, so we’re really looking forward to see many people in our local community, including some of our Simplyhealth employees, take part in this popular event and raise lots of money for Andover Foodbank.”
13th September 2017

New 2K Fun Run Announced…

In support of the Andover 10K and 5K Lake Run the Andover Junior Park Run team have cancelled the Junior Park Run next Sunday 17th September. We are welcoming all those runners to join us for a 2K fun run for any adults or children aged 5 and upwards, which will take place on the Charlton Athletics track at approximately 10.40am – straight after the 5k and 10k runs have set off. There will be a free event and we hope that the Junior Park Runners and families will join us on Sunday. We would like to thank Andover junior parkrun organisers for their support for this event and look forward to seeing all the Junior Park Runners on Sunday.
2nd September 2017

Race Entry – 5K Fun Run

We have had a number of enquiries from people wishing to enter children aged 10 and under into the 5K run. Under the UK Athletics Guidelines, children under the age of 11 cannot run the race. We are however running a 5K Fun Run alongside the 5K for children aged 7-10. The rules are as follows. Children MUST run with an adult at all times, and they will be running at their own risk because we cannot cover them under the UK Athletics Guidelines Public Liability Insurance. They cannot enter on line but can enter on the day and the adult that is running with them will be required to sign a disclaimer. All the fun run 5K runners will be chip timed and receive a medal. If you have any questions regarding this please email the race organisers on Those entering the fun run have to enter on […]
26th June 2017

Inspirational firefighter, Steve Holder , Andover foodbank charity run

A HAMPSHIRE firefighter, who completed 20 marathons in a year as an emotional tribute to his late wife, will open Andover Foodbank’s 10k Lake Run. Steve Holder will set runners off during the second edition of the annual race, due to take place on Sunday, September 17. The Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighter was chosen to open the race after his amazing charity challenge in 2016. The then 44-year-old ran 20 marathons across the UK, US and Europe to symbolise the 20 years of marriage to his wife Sharon, who died from cancer in 2015. Mr Holder also raised more than £10,000 in the process, which was shared between The Fire Fighters Charity, The Loss Foundation and Cancer Research UK. Talking about opening this year’s Lake Run, which he will also take part in, Steve said: “I’m honoured to come along and open and run in the race.” Andover […]
7th June 2017

Mayor Running Lake Run

The foodbank is very pleased that the new Test Valley Mayor Cllr Carl Borg-Neal has announced that he will be running in the Andover foodbank Lake Run and he will distribute the prizes at the event. Cllr Borg Neal has said that he cannot ‘wait to meet all the volunteers, helpers and carers who work in the Test Valley’. Carl has had a varied career, with Estimator Surveyor roles for a Diamond Drilling company and then an Architectural Aluminium Window Company, as a stud hand in a horse racing stable, attending the birth of the last Troy Colt, working in hospitality managing pubs including the original ‘Old Bull and Bush’ on Hampstead Heath, manager for an electrical wholesaler and running his own electrical contracting company as part of a partnership. The majority of Carl’s career, 24 years, has been in Banking and he currently works as a Manager for Lloyds […]