2024 Blackpool 5km: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Blackpool 5km – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

The 5km race in the Blackpool Festival of Running offers a welcoming and picturesque route along the seafront, suitable for runners and walkers of all fitness levels. Participants will enjoy the flat course that offers stunning views of the Irish Sea and the Blackpool coastline, making it a perfect setting for a family-friendly and enjoyable run. This race is an excellent opportunity for community members to engage in physical activity while enjoying the festive atmosphere of a coastal race. The Blackpool Festival of Running 5km is more than just a race; it’s an opportunity to promote health and fitness, enjoy the community spirit, and experience the beauty of Blackpool's seafront.

Date: 

Sun
Apr 21
2024

Location: 

Blackpool, United Kingdom

Distance

5km

Elevation profile: 

Flat

Website: 

Link

Elevation gain: 

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Number of participants: 

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How to train for Blackpool 5km: Blackpool 5km training plans for every runner

To train for Blackpool 5km, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

Runna offers running training plans for every runner and goal out there.

With Runna, your running coaching app, you get a personalized 5km training plan that:

  • Structures your week and sets out all sessions for you
  • Automatically adjusts your mileage and types of runs to help you perform at your best
  • Incorporates deloads and strength training
  • Helps you manage your recovery and nutrition

Having a plan will also help with accountability, meaning that you can focus purely on improving your running game.

Check out our personalized 5km training plans to find the one that best suits your goals.

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