This Sunday (12 July) will see the inaugural staging of the Rugby Half Marathon and corresponding 5K. Organised by Always Aim High Events, the race is anticipated to hit the ground running with over 1000 competitors set to take part.
Beginning from the market town of Rugby – home of Rugby School and famous for the invention of rugby football by William Webb Ellis – the course moves through 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.
The race has been organised by Always Aim High Events, the team behind the acclaimed Anglesey Half Marathon and popular Slateman Triathlon. With Sunday also marking the climax of the Rugby Festival of Culture, the half marathon looks likely to be the perfect way to round off the celebrations.
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.”
You can view the other Always Aim High Events here.