Record numbers to turn out for Warwick Half Marathon tomorrow - The Leamington Observer

Record numbers to turn out for Warwick Half Marathon tomorrow

A RECORD 2,500 runners have signed up to take part in Warwick Half Marathon tomorrow (Sunday).

Entries have sold out for the half marathon, which takes place from 9am, beginning and ending at Warwick Racecourse.

The event is organised by RunThrough, the UK’s largest running events company, and is backed by Warwickshire property, development and construction company The Wigley Group as title sponsor.

It is a route for all ages and abilities which attracts a varied field of competitive and new runners alongside people looking to raise cash for a good cause, with the event having raised around £80,000 in 2023 alone.

Organisers have announced traffic measures and road closures will be in place along the 13.1 mile route from 8.30am, with marshals on hand throughout.

Road closures include Saltisford heading towards Northgate, Priory Road and St John’s until 9.20am.

Coventry Road will be closed until 9.40am, Warwick Road will be closed until 10am, Woodcote Lane will be closed until 10.15am, and Rouncil Lane will be closed until 11am.

Elsewhere, Kites Nest Lane and Brownley Green Lane will be closed until 11.30am, Birmingham Road will be closed until 11.45am, and Ugly Bridge Road and Woodway Lane will close until 12.15pm.

Finally, Hampton Road will close until 12.30pm.

Race director Rob Sullivan said: “We’ve had fantastic reaction to the event this year and a record number of entries, so it is shaping up to be a great day.

“Warwick always puts on a superb show of support so we are looking forward to seeing as many people as possible cheering runners on.”

All finishers will receive a medal with prizes available for the top three places overall and the top place in each of the veteran categories – aged over 40, 50, 60 and 70 – for both males and females.

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