Organisers of the English Half Marathon (EHM) have announced they have already surpassed over 2,000 entries for the race on Sunday 18 September. The event, which also incorporates a 10K and family mile run, looks likely to hit a sell out for the second consecutive year.
2015 witnessed a significant change to the EHM when, after six years of starting and finishing at Warrington’s Victoria Park, the race moved to the iconic Golden Gates of Warrington Town Hall. This allowed for new town centre race sections to be introduced and proved to be a popular modification with runners.
Both courses are predominantly flat and see participants leave from the Town Hall before crossing Bridgefoot and heading south. In the later stages runners enjoy some great sights - the Guardians at Market Gate, the River of Life on Bridge Street, the Cultural Quarter and Halliwell Jones Stadium, home of Warrington Wolves, before a grand finale at the Town Hall and the chance to run through Warrington’s famous Golden Gates.
Rob Griffiths, race director said: “Last year’s race was a great success on many of levels. Runners really loved the new start and finish location, along with town centre sections of the course. Contest Sports has once again shown we can deliver a world-class running event in the town. Our event is continuing to grow and we are thrilled to be back in Warrington in 2016 for another year.”
More information, including registration details, is available here.