16 Jan

Rugby Half Aims High

Rugby Half Always Aim High Events, organisers of the highly popular Anglesey Half Marathon and Slateman Triathlon, have announced an exciting new race to their portfolio. Scheduled for Sunday 12 July, the team will host the Rugby Half Marathon - the first to take place in the town - and an accompanying 5k fun run. 

Both races are expected to be in high demand: Rugby is the UK’s fasting growing town and is home to a large number of running clubs. The half marathon route will move from the market town of Rugby, famous for the invention of rugby football by William Webb Ellis, then explore the beautiful surrounding countryside of Warwickshire. The route then returns to Rugby and the event village which will be buzzing with spectators, music and entertainment.

Event planner and Always Aim High Events director, Tim Lloyd, is delighted by the addition of the Rugby races to the company’s event roster and also thinks the route is a stand-out reason why any runner should take part: “The Rugby Half Marathon and fun run is going to be a fantastic race. Location is always the main consideration for us when setting up an event and Rugby couldn’t be a more fantastic choice.”

“The half marathon race will start in the beautiful Caldecott Park and will finish in the Rec by Bruce Williams Way. The route will take the runners out through the idyllic towns of Barby and Kilsby and back on some of the most beautiful roads and views Warwickshire has to offer.  Not only is the route very beautiful but it is also incredibly quick and we are looking forward to seeing a lot of people come and break their PB’s come next July.”

The 5k fun run is likely to be popular after it has been recently announced that the Rugby Race for Life will be cancelled for 2015. Lloyd is delighted that the Rugby Half Marathon will offer a 5k fun run and talks about how he wants to keep strong links with Cancer Research: “We are really pleased to be holding a 5k fun run at the Rugby Half Marathon. It is really important to us that our events are as inclusive as possible and it’s great to offer this distance run. It's a great shame that the Race for Life will not be taking place again because it was such a great thing, not just for Cancer Research but for the town of Rugby as well.”

Registration for the half marathon is priced at just £27; more information is available here