The motorsports-themed event will include a selection of distances, with a 10 mile, 10km, 5km and family mile on offer

The Great Run Company has further extended its offering of events with the launch of the new The Sun Donington Summer Running Festival.

The inaugural festival is to take place on Sunday June 26 at the world-famous Donington Racecourse in the East Midlands and will include a selection of distances, with a 10 mile, 10km, 5km and family mile on offer.

Entirely themed around motorsports, runners will be waved off by the chequered flag to the sound of revving engines and have the opportunity to re-fuel with water and Lucozade at each of the pit stops around the course.

The day, which starts with the 10 mile senior race and concludes with the family mile, also offers live music, ‘come and try it’ sports, food outlets, face painting and a summer market all on site.

The addition of the Donington Summer Running Festival to the Great Run calendar – which also includes events such as the Great North Run, the Great South Run, the Great Manchester Run and the Great Birmingham 10k – follows the news that the newly-named Great Bristol Half Marathon and Great Bristol 10k will also now form part of the UK’s biggest mass-participation events series.

For further details on the Donington Summer Running Festival and to enter, visit greatrun.org/donington.