BTME Early Bird Run

Join the first BTME early bird running crew for a 5K run in Harrogate on Wednesday 22 January.

Attendees at BTME 2020 are being invited to join members of the BIGGA team for a run around the centre of Harrogate to kick start the day and raise awareness of mental health!

Perhaps you jog regularly or take part in races or maybe the last time you ran was to try and catch a bus as it pulled away from the stop. Whatever your motivation or experience, there's a compelling reason to join us for a run around the centre of Harrogate.

Led by Ben Davis, the Running Ambassador for CALM, the Campaign Against Living Miserably, the leading movement against male suicide which is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. Ben has done a terrific amount of charity work over the years and he was the recipient of the Yorkshire Man of the Year accolade in 2018. Find out more about Ben and his mission from the facebook page, Running Yorkshire

Early Bird Run Route



Registration for the run is now closed - but please turn up to support the runners!

BTME visitors are invited to run with Ben and some of the BIGGA staff. All you need to do is fill in the online form (below), pick up your T Shirt from the BIGGA stand at BTME and show up on the day!

5K run around Harrogate Town Centre
Where: Harrogate Convention Centre main entrance - opposite the Crown Plaza entrance
When: 6:30am, Wednesday 22 January 2020

As this 5K run is taking place in North Yorkshire during January, there's a chance that the weather won't be ideal. If the run is cancelled or changed due to the bad weather, we'll be sure to let you know. 

There's no cost to take part.

Where are we meeting? Harrogate Convention Centre main entrance – opposite Crown Plaza entrance, King's Rd, Harrogate, HG1 5LA

Where can we collect our t-shirt? Tuesday 21 January from the BIGGA stand in the Blue Zone before 4pm.


  • Don’t forget your t-shirt (If you registerered prior to 3rd January)
  • Be visible
  • Wear the appropriate clothing for the weather in January!
  • If you want to track your time please bring your own tracking device
  • Bring a drink
  • Be bright, be safe and be seen

Contact: Lauren Frazer - 01347 833 800

Registration for the run is now closed.


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