Written by Tom Clarke • Published 8th October 2018 • 2 minute read

Mass participation sport events have become something of a buzzword in recent years with entrants often flocking in their thousands. Whether it’s for the community feel, the friends you make along the way, raising money for a cause or simply just to find out what you’re really made of, everyone has their reasons for taking part in a mass participation event.

We take a look at the mass participation events you should be signing up for in 2019.

Breca Jersey

Imagine a sport that takes you to the beautiful, wild places; over craggy hilltops, through mountain tarns, along rugged coastlines and across glittering lakes. Breca Jersey is the Channel Island’s first swim and running race around the stunning coastline of Jersey.

Breca Jersey offers two courses which both include swims across the island’s iconic bays, and beautiful countryside runs. If you take part in the full race, the average time to complete the challenge from 6.5 to 10 hours. Due to the magnitude and toughness of the event, you can only enter as a pair or a team. So make sure you choose a good friend to enter with you as teamwork is essential!

Marathon Swims

The ultimate swimming challenge has arrived. Making its debut in mass participation events in 2017, Marathon Swims sold out and was shortlisted in the Participation Event of the Year category, at the Sport Industry Awards 2018.

Participants are encouraged to enter into the 1k challenge, a 5k challenge or a 10k challenge which can be completed as a team or as an individual swimmer for those brave enough. Marathon Swims is due to take place later this year in November. Get your goggles at the ready!

Dixons Carphone Race To The Stones

The UK’s number one ultra-trail marathon, the race has been designed to suit everyone from elite runners to bold fundraisers. Participants run along Britain’s oldest road, from the Chilterns to the North Wessex Downs.

Make a weekend of it and camp out in front of the stars at the legendary basecamp or race non-stop and aim for the course record in either the 50km or full 100km race option. The race event organisers take care of everything so that you can enjoy the sights, sounds, hills and history

Vertical Rush

Described as the challenge with the view. In March 2019, 1000 participants will be walking, jogging and running up 932 steps, the equivalent of 42 floors right to the very top of the Tower 42 in aid of Shelter. Take on the tower challenge either as a solo or as part of a team of five and help give people a home.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool

Race through the city where rock laid its roots! Walk or run in the steps of The Beatles and let the beat go on as you discover Liverpool’s rock and pop history along your race. 2019 sees the return of Liverpool’s most popular running event, take part in the 1 mile, 5k or half and full marathon races. With live entertainment situated around the course, if you like your music this event is the one for you!

Interested in hearing about how we can help you promote your mass participation event? Speak to a member of our award-winning team to find out how we can support your event.