Runners invited to sign up for Warwick Half Marathon - The Leamington Observer

Runners invited to sign up for Warwick Half Marathon

Leamington Editorial 10th Jan, 2023   0

RUNNERS are being invited to sign up for this year’s Warwick Half Marathon.

More than 1,500 people are expected to take part in the 13.1 mile route on Sunday February 5, which is supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK and sponsored by Warwickshire property company The Wigley Group.

It starts and finishes at Warwick Racecourse and takes runners through the Warwickshire countryside on fully-closed roads.

New organisers Run Through have revamped the event for 2023 and introduced a new 1km junior race for children to help make it more inclusive to all ages.

Rob Sullivan, events and operations manager at Run Through, said: “It’s always been a really popular run in Warwickshire but we wanted to make it a bit more inclusive so instead of the usual 2.5k kids race, we have brought in a new 1k route instead which is for everyone from toddlers to teenagers.

“We’ve already had more than 1,000 people sign up for the half marathon so far and expect to see well over 1,500 take part on the day itself, so – whether you are a keen runner or looking to take up a new challenge to start the New Year – please do get involved.”

Stockton-based The Wigley Group is entering its own team, with staff members Jonathan Wigley and Bradley Hopkins both taking part for the first time.

Jonathan said: “A few of the team have taken part before and have always said how great a course it is, with some really beautiful countryside views.

Bradley added: “I’ve only recently got into running but everyone I’ve spoken to has said how this is a great course for people of different abilities.

“I took on the London Marathon last year which was my first ever event so I’m really looking forward to this.”

The half marathon kicks off at 9am, a wheelchair half marathon begins five minutes earlier, while the 1k kids race starts at 11am.

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