As a keen runner, I’m always keeping my eye out for interesting races to take part in and Glöanna, the world’s first 5k Yoga Run certainly fits the bill!
After the success of last year’s event, Glöanna is back in London on Saturday 19 July in Battersea Park. You’ll start with a 5k run, which will be followed by a 45-minute vinyasa flow yoga session, divided between classes at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. It’s the perfect event for all abilities, so it doesn’t matter if you’ve only just started running or if you’re not a dedicated yogi!
The Glöanna event is being held in partnership with their lead sponsor Sweaty Betty and your efforts on the day will be rewarded with a Sweaty Betty athlete workout vest.
The reason why Glöanna has really piqued my interest is because they are offering so much on the day. They’ve really made an effort to make the event special, fun and truly rewarding. There’s a pre-race shot of prosecco and live music on the course. And before you start stretching out your muscles, you can enjoy some coconut water and matcha tea, which is on my list of things to try (it’s a concentrated form of green tea, so think of it as all the health benefits of green tea x10). And after you’ve relaxed in child’s pose, you can enjoy a post yoga run treat of sushi, fruit, even more prosecco and dance the afternoon away to a live DJ set!
There are so many reasons why I think everyone should sign up for this. Battersea Park is a gorgeous, gorgeous place to run and a 5K is a nice little distance to do. I always feel like I’ve had a good workout after a 5K. Secondly, though I’d still class myself as a beginner, I really enjoy yoga, especially my classes at Sweaty Betty, and it’s a great way to supplement running. Cross training is really important for runners, and yoga is a great way to strengthen your core, avoid injury and stretch out tight muscles.
I think the organizers of Glöanna and their sponsors Sweaty Betty understand this, and they clearly understand the importance of prosecco too! You won’t be rushing home to have a shower after enjoying the exercise, as you’ll want to stick around for some tasty food and a party atmosphere. It’s basically my perfect Saturday!
There are three different types of tickets you can get for the event- ClassicGlö, LuxGlö and GoldGlö. Each tickets gives you entry to the yoga run, but you can choose a more premium ticket for added benefits. Early bird entry is available right now (until sold out) so get in quick if you want to save. Currently, the early bird ClassicGlö ticket is £41. All Glöanna ticket prices for London are up on their website right now.
And if you use the code SB15 at the checkout, you can get 15% off your ticket.
I’m so sad that I can’t make it, so you all have to go and tell me what it was like! I look forward to any future Glöanna events though and hopefully will be signing up to the next one!
Will you be going to this year’s yoga run?