Seven local charities have been chosen as partners for the 2018 Shrewsbury Half Marathon taking place on the 17 June. Running on behalf of these charities will make a noticeable difference to people’s lives in the community.
Organised by UKRunChat, Shrewsbury Half Marathon is one of the most popular races in Shropshire due to the location, event village, bespoke medal and free race photography. In addition to this is the wholehearted support shown by the people of the town who offer a warm welcome to the runners, cheering them as they pass by.
The race has raised thousands of pounds for charities since its launch in 2013 and the organisers hope the 2018 event will be as successful. This year’s charity partners are food bank PLUS, Hope House, Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, Opportunity Pre-School, Severn Hospice, Shrewsbury Town in the Community and The Harry Johnson Trust.
Any runner wishing to fundraise for these worthy causes can do so in two ways. They can apply for a place directly through their chosen charity or enter via the race website and contact the charity for a fundraising pack. Whichever option they choose will be appreciated by the recipients as race director Joe Williams confirms, saying: “Together, these charities cover a wide range of needs and make a big difference to people in the area so we hope runners will get on board and support them through their running journey.”
Shrewsbury Half Marathon starts and finishes at the Shropshire County Showground with runners following a historic route through the town including a tough climb up Wyle Cop. They continue into the surrounding countryside before heading back towards the finish at the Showground.