The Running Conference 2024 presented by haku is held at Holywell Park Conference Centre at Loughborough University. It's the third year that TRC takes place at this great venue. 


Holywell Park Conference Centre
Holywell Way
Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park
LE11 3GR


Loughborough is at the heart of England in the northern most part of the county of Leicestershire and being so centrally placed it is well served by road, rail and air.

Main line road and rail networks link Loughborough directly with the rest of the country and the town itself is served by excellent bus services.

Loughborough University is less than two miles away from junction 23 of the M1 motorway.

London is one-and-a-half hours away by train, Birmingham one hour and Manchester and Leeds around two hours. There are regular scheduled flights from UK, European and international destinations to East Midlands Airport, only 7 miles away.

By Car

Loughborough’s nearest motorway link is the M1; the campus is just two miles from Junction 23. The university is clearly signed on all the other main approach roads to Loughborough.

Parking on site is FREE and included in all accommodation bookings for The Running Conference 2023.

By Coach or Bus

Coach and bus services to and from other parts of Leicestershire and the UK operate from the centre of Loughborough. Travel by National Express or regional bus services to Loughborough then connect with local bus town services to the Loughborough University campus.

By Rail

Regular Intercity services operate between Loughborough and other main line towns – including daily trains to and from London St Pancras International, 90 minutes away.

Loughborough’s railway station is just ten minutes away from the campus.  There is a regular bus service which operates between campus and the station every ten minutes during term time.

Taxis are normally available to/from the station, ask to go to Holywell Park Conference Centre at Loughborough University.

By Air

East Midlands Airport is only 7 miles away and offers both domestic and international flights. Birmingham International Airport is around an hour away from campus by car.

Holywell Park Conference Centre



We will email all RIA Members a link to register for hotels on site once registration opens for TRC24.

Below is a guide to the hotels on site that we will be working closely with. 


Elite Athlete Hotel

Stay on Campus at Loughborough University, at the Elite Athlete Centre. Located in the heart of the World Class facilities, the Elite Athlete Centre makes an ideal choice for any visitor to university campus.

On site and in room facilities include :

  • On site restaurant and Cafe
  • Relaxation lounge
  • 1Gbps Wi-Fi
  • 42" Flat Screen Televisions
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer

The Link Hotel

Ideally placed, close to Junction 23 of the M1 and just 3 miles from Loughborough Railway, the Links Hotel is ideal for a short stay in Loughborough. The University is located just a hop away and you are just a short distance form the Burleigh Court Conference and Hotel Centre, at less than a mile away.

Guests at The Link Hotel will enjoy the modern facilitioes that include :

  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Free fast Wi-Fi
  • Study Desk
  • Hairdryer 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities

Burleigh Court Hotel

Located just 1 mile from the M1, the Burleigh Court hotel is the perfect place to stay during your stay in Loughborough. This 4 star hotel provides all that you'll need for a comfortable stay, including :

  • Flat screen television
  • High speed Wi-Fi
  • Tea/Coffe making facilities
  • Easy access to the nearby conference centre
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Luxury toiletries

In addition to this, all guests at the Burleigh Court are welcome to take advantage of Burleigh Springs Leisure and Therapy Centre, the on-site leisure and spa facility. With a range of treatments as well as gym, Power Plate studio, spa, sauna and swimming pool you can relax after a hard day's work.