With less than a week until registrations officially close for the event, entries for Decathlon Coventry’s Half Marathon have already exceeded the 3,000 mark. The figure means that the race, scheduled for Sunday 1 March, is set to exceed last year’s figures, which saw just over 2,000 runners take part.
Part of the added interest may be due to the positive feedback organisers received after revising the course in 2014. The race will start and finish in the prime position alongside Coventry Transport Museum, next to the Race Village, situated in Millennium Place.
Runners will take a loop of the city centre on closed roads before heading out through Radford and on towards Allesley. Not only does the extension of the city centre section provide the opportunity for runners to find a good rhythm and get into their stride, it also encourages spectators to line the central streets to cheer on friends, family and all the participants
Jamie Warren, Head of Marketing and Commercial at GO2, said: "We typically see a peak during the final week before entries close, and we are expecting these numbers to continue to grow as we head into February. If you have been toying with the idea, we would urge runners to sign up in the coming days, as we cannot accept any registrations after this date. We would hate for anyone to miss out!”
Jamie continued: “And it’s not only the main race that has enjoyed a phenomenal level of interest! Our Schools Challenge programme has now exceeded 900 entries, which has trebled in size since 2014. The growing interest in Decathlon Coventry’s Half Marathon indicates that we could be on for a very special race indeed!”
Visit the event website to secure your place before midnight on Monday 2 February. Entry is priced at £26 for affiliated runners, £28 non.