To increase security, speed and for a better experience when using our website, we recommend upgrading your browser

See all results
Stories / Promoting active lifestyles at Northstowe

Log in

Log in

View password

Don’t have an account? Create one now to save your favourite homes, and save and share your own home designs from our configurator. It only takes one minute.

Sign me up!

Forget your password?

Forgot password

Forgot password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Create an account

Create an account

With your own account you can save your favourite homes, and save and share your own home designs from our configurator.
View password

Choose your style

loading

Make an enquiry

Make an enquiry

Please enter your details below and we’ll be in touch. We’ll try calling you first and then drop you an email. If your enquiry is urgent call us on 0161 839 2999.

Keeping in touch *

We'd like to send you details on events, news and homes you might be interested in from House by Urban Splash and our partners. We promise not to spam you. Opt-in to keep in the loop.

For more information, including how we use your personal details, please see our Privacy Policy.

Request brochure

Request brochure

Simply enter your details below and we’ll send you a brochure in the post.

Keeping in touch *

We'd like to send you details on events, news and homes you might be interested in from House by Urban Splash and our partners. We promise not to spam you. Opt-in to keep in the loop.

For more information, including how we use your personal details, please see our Privacy Policy.

Get on the list

Get on the list

Guest blog by Marcin Lis

Promoting active lifestyles at Northstowe

26 August 2021
A 3 minute read by Marcin Lis

Having been postponed in 2020, this year will see the first full Northstowe Festival of Running take place – with a route that passes through our new House by Urban Splash neighbourhood at Inholm. Here, race director and founder Marcin Lis talks about his passion for running and for instilling an active, healthy lifestyle among Northstowe residents.

The Northstowe Festival of Running was born out of a passion for running, and for community. We exist to help raise funds for our new town, whilst helping local people stay fit and healthy.

Our timing wasn’t great; we first launched back in 2020, but with the autumn lockdown we were sadly unable to welcome runners onto the start line in person.

We were undeterred though and I took to the streets safely on my own to run an ultra-marathon over 10 hours. It was wonderful to see the community come together as best they could under the restrictions; a group of wonderful volunteers sold freshly baked cakes on the green, prepared by our lovely neighbours, parents and teachers.

The result was more than £1,000 raised for the Pathfinder CofE Primary School at Northstowe, money used to create new playground markings.

Running routes close to Inholm, Nortstowe in Cambridge

It was our first chance to provoke the conversation about running here; we are blessed with vast green space, multiple parks and places to be healthy and active. Our mission is to promote that, particularly within the younger generation. Today more than ever, we understand the value and benefits of staying active; it’s helpful to instil these good lifestyle habits from an early age.

So that’s why our Festival of Running is back – bigger and better – for 2021. This year we’ll continue to work very closely and support our local schools. All profit from the 5K Fun Run and the Family Mile will be helping to support four local schools: The Pathfinder C of E Primary, Hatton Park Primary School, Northstowe Secondary College and the Martin Bacon Academy (Special Educational Needs).

Promoting healthy, active lifestyles at Inholm, Northstowe

Our route also passes the new House by Urban Splash Inholm neighbourhood and I’d like to say a huge thank you to the company for being our sponsor this year.

Anyone wishing to participate in the 2021 event can register here.

A virtual run is also available for those who can’t physically be onsite but want to help raise funds.

Sign up to our newsletter

Want to be kept in the loop about everything going on at House? Then sign up for our newsletter.

Our monthly news round-up with the latest and freshest news on property development, place-making, new homes, architecture and design, events and careers sent straight to your inbox.

Looking for something else?