Rewind to the golden-era of music when Motown was king, and artists such as Stevie Wonder and The Temptations ruled the airwaves. It’s the Retro Running Series – Motown.
Signed, sealed and delivered, this virtual running event is yours!
We’ll be focusing the main celebration of everything motown in August, and you can complete your distance anytime during the month.
Register today and receive an exclusive motown-inspired medal as well as access to our fantastic playlist featuring some of the great hits of this music genre. Not only this, anyone who raises a minimum of £25 will also receive a matching technical top to make this a virtual running event to remember.
How to take part
Sign up to one of the following distances, choose if you would like to complete your run in one go or over a number of days and complete your run throughout August.
- Half marathon
- Full marathon
Welcome pack and Spotify playlist
Once you’ve signed up, you will receive your confirmation email including your Spotify playlist straight away and within the next few days your welcome pack will arrive with everything you need to complete your run (x 1 Do Not Open envelope and 1 Technical top, if purchased at registration).
As you will already have your motown medal, you do not need to upload evidence. We would still encourage you however to post your virtual runs via our Facebook running group, “I am a Roy’s Runner” as we would love to congratulate you after your run. Plus, you might spot your picture in our genre round up emails!
The Technical Top
If you want to be the proud owner of this fantastic motown technical top, you can either purchase one at registration below selecting “medal + technical top”, or you can fundraise or donate a minimum of £25 through our Just Giving campaign page. Once you have hit your target we will post your top out to you.
We also have a small quantity of youth tops available, perfect to kit out your little cheerleader on event day!
Ruthra was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2019 after suffering from repeat chest infections. Fortunately, it was caught early and Ruthra had surgery to remove the tumour. She is now cancer free and enjoying life with her husband and son.
The pandemic has denied so many people the chance to have a similar experience as Ruthra. By taking part in our Motown Retro Run, you will be supporting us with raising awareness of lung cancer through campaigns such as Spot the Difference, helping more people like Ruthra get an earlier and potentially life saving diagnosis.
There are two options to sign up.
- £10.50 [Medal and playlist] or
- £25 [medal, playlist and exclusive technical top]
Please visit our FAQ page for further information
Please note, due to the nature of the music genre parental guidance is advised if allowing children to complete this virtual run.
Why not take on the whole series?
The motown retro run is just one of the FIVE virtual runs we are hosting in the Retro Running Series 2021. Click HERE to sign up to the full series and celebrate the very best music has to offer in support of those affected by lung cancer.