Entries are pouring in for the Shrewsbury Half Marathon and likely to sell out before the big day (18 June) and the inaugural Oswestry Half Marathon (30 April) has already sold out; however, there are a few places available to run for Hope House Children’s Hospice.
Any runner wishing to do so registers for £20 and commits to raising a minimum £100 sponsorship. Places cannot be transferred after 4pm on the 30 March.
Runners who have secured a place in the Oswestry event will receive a custom designed medal based on the famous ‘Spoon Gorilla’ sculpture, technical T-shirt and goody bag when they finish.
Shrewsbury Half Marathon is shaping up to be a success with less than 12 weeks to go and over 800 entries filled out of 2,000. The race starts at 9am from the Shropshire County Showground with runners following an undulating route around the town.
It passes over 600 listed buildings including Shrewsbury Library, formerly Shrewsbury School and attended by Charles Darwin. Other notable landmarks include Shrewsbury Castle, Quarry Park and Shrewsbury Abbey. A long climb up Wyle Cop before heading out of town and into the scenic countryside then back to the finish at the Showground.
There will be three water stations along the route with a possible fourth depending upon the weather conditions and free race photos courtesy of Sussex Sports Photography. With a bespoke medal, technical T-shirt, bottle of water and goody bag for every finisher.
Both these events are organised by UKRunChat, one of the biggest online running communities in the country and an affiliated club with England Athletics.
Photo courtesy of Ann Scott.