Organisers of the English Half Marathon have announced they are expecting a sell out on Sunday 21 September. The event is now part of the EHM Festival of Run, which includes the half marathon distance, 10K Road Race Challenge and LiveWire Warrington Mile, all of which start and finish in the newly re-developed Victoria Park.
Following the success of the 2013 events, which included being named in the top 10 UK Half marathons at the Running Awards, the weekend is expected to attract up to 3,000 participants. Last year’s half marathon began with a spectacular entrance by the RAF parachute display team, who descended 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.
Event Director, Rob Griffiths said: “Our delight at the reaction from the 2013 event has definitely been overshadowed by the response of runners with race entries for 2014. Runners are certainly voting with their feet and it is clear that the EHM Festival of Run is now becoming a “must-do” event in the national running calendar”
Looking ahead to September’s race, Rob added: “So far we have close to 2000 entrants spread across the half marathon and 10k. The plan was to close entries on 31st August – but the reality is that we may have to close them earlier, once we hit 3000 entries.”
Runners have until Monday 30 June to sign up before entry prices rise. For more information, visit the event website.