Win a free place in BU’s Running Squad for the Bournemouth 10k

bmf_10kBournemouth’s football team, AFC Bournemouth, made history last season when they won promotion to the English Premier League (EPL) for the first time ever. The EPL is the most watched league in the world with huge global audiences tuning into the matches. Bournemouth University is the official Higher Education partner of AFC Bournemouth and the partnership will continue for the 2015/16 season

As part of the activities to mark BU’s partnership for the historic season ahead, which kicks off on Saturday 8 August, we have entered a BU squad into the Bournemouth 10k run on Saturday 3 October 2015 and you could be in it.

The BU running team will, like a Premier League squad, be limited to 25 in number. BU has paid the entry fee for the team and the 25 places are now available to any BU staff member or currently enrolled student. As well as paying for your entry into the race, the BU running team will receive a team t-shirt and will need to be available for a photocall ahead of the race.

The 10k event is part of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival and is open to runners of all abilities.

You do not need to be an experienced runner to take on this challenge and there is time to plan a sensible training routine to enable you to successfully complete the run on 3 October.

To try and win a free place in the squad you need to answer this question:

Which AFC Bournemouth Director is a BU graduate and is featured on the back of one of our BU buses as part of our #BU Proud campaign?

Email us your answer. Please include your name, position at BU or course you are studying by midnight on Wednesday 5 August.  We will announce the BU 10k squad on Friday 7 August.

BU supporting the inaugural Bournemouth Marathon Festival

This weekend sees the inaugural Bournemouth Marathon Festival taking place on the shores of Bournemouth & Poole with over 9,000 runners signed up. sportBU are supporting event organisers GSI Events on the delivery of all marshal training, local operations meetings as well as leading on managing a key sector of the course.

Over 30 BU students and staff will be marshalling this weekend in Sector 3 (next to Boscombe Pier) ensuring runners and spectators alike have a safe, memorable race weekend.

Any BU staff members and students wishing to support the event and spectate on the day should go to Boscombe Pier Roundabout, where you will find a hub of entertainment and BU presence will be on the Sunday for the 1/2 and full Marathon starting at 8am and 10am respectively.

As well as supporting the delivery of the event, a number of staff members and students will be taking part in the races.

For further information about BU’s involvement in the marathon, please contact Barry Squires, Head of Sport Development on 01202 965789.