The English Half Marathon returns to Warrington this year with the addition of a 10K Road Race Challenge and a family mile event. The expanded weekend of activities now comes under the name of EHM Festival of Run. For September’s event, NORTHERN RUNING GUIDE has teamed up with the event organisers to offer a 10% discount for festiva racesl.
The half marathon, now under the direction of Contest Sports, drew in its biggest field to date last year with almost 2,500 runners taking part. The 2013 event began with a spectacular entrance by the RAF parachute display team, descending 10,000 feet ahead of the 9am start.
The course took runners from a picturesque, tree-lined start point at Victoria Park through the southern communities of Warrington. The event saw Mat Rushbrook bring the field home in a time of 1:14:04, with Law and District's Hilary McGrath top in the female competition.
Looking ahead to the EHM Festival of Run 2014, Rob hopes the team can build on last year’s success: “Runners feedback from the 2013 race was unprecedented and many of our entrants were keen to know when they could sign up for 2014.”
To take advantage of the discount offer, prospective entrants should input the code NRG10 at the point of registration on the event website. The offer applies to the 10k and half marathon, both take place on Sunday 21 September.