Thousands of runners gathered at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic park on Saturday 1st April for a 5k run with a difference.
It was only when dusk fell over the London skyline that the plethora of fluorescent outfits really came into their own. The dazzling display of running kit included tutus, glow sticks, leg warmers, LED glasses and trainer light clips, all adding to the events feel-good factor. This was only heightened when each runner donned their Supernova head torch and set off around the park, snaking their way around the 5K route and creating a stunning visual spectacle enough to take your breath away!
Under the backdrop of the London Stadium and the Arcelormittal Orbit were some incredible people running for some equally incredible causes.
Sarah Campbell was running for the event’s official charity partner Cancer Research UK. She chose to run for CRUK, after her best friend Kathryn McConnell was diagnosed with breast and kidney cancer. After battling the disease for years, Kathryn was recently given the all clear. Sarah was keen to stress that despite this, the battle isn’t over and Kathryn will still have to undergo a reconstruction and carry on with her medication.
The pair met over 20 years ago at school, Sarah said:
“From the minute I met Kat in school she became my twin, she has this ability to make you belly laugh and smile till your cheeks hurt!
“Kat has been the most brave and fearless lady throughout her battle. Her strength and positivity is infectious.
“I wanted to give something back by running for CRUK, I will be proud to run for them and I hope I can make them and Kat proud by doing so, as well as raising money to help others who are going through their own personal battle with cancer.”
Next up, the Supernova series heads to the south coast, taking place as part of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival on Saturday 7th October 2017, more information is available at https://www.bournemouthmarathon.com/5k/. The Kelpies in Falkirk will provide a stunning venue for the final leg of the 2017 Supernova series, with events on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November. More information can be found at https://www.supernovarun.com/events/the-kelpies/.
Photos from the event can be found in the following Dropbox folder: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lwjbcgxgalmorjx/AACZ_Gb3fdalrHemdDE2Oiu5a?dl=0