Those considering taking part in next month’s Chester Half Marathon are being encouraged to do so sharply with organisers announcing the event is 90% full. The race, scheduled for Sunday 17 May, is expected to attract 7,000 runners.
Like previous years, competitors can expect an ideal start point at Chester Racecourse and finish at the city centre outside of Chester Town Hall. The half marathon has received numerous plaudits and was named as one of the UK’s 50 Best Races in January.
Chris Hulse, from race organisers Active Leisure Events, said: “Since we took over this event in 2013, it’s sold out every year and it looks like 2015 will be no exception. There are still a few places up for grabs but we’re advising anyone that wants to register to book their spot quickly, certainly within the next week or so, or risk missing out this year.”
On retaining the route, Chris added: “Runners love the atmosphere of finishing in the city centre and we always have hundreds of spectators lining Northgate Street to cheer them home so we’re delighted to keep the finish line in the heart of the city.”
Registration for the event is priced at £37 (or £35 for UKA affiliated). More details of which are available here.