From humble beginnings back in 1981, the Waterside Half Marathon will celebrate its 33rd staging this year.
The event, as always, will cater for all levels of runners, joggers. Wheelchair participants are also welcome and walkers will be able to take on the 10 mile walk. There is also a three-person relay team running format which facilitates participation in bite size chunks, for all those not quite ready to try the full 13.1 miles.
The 2K Family Fun Run is also back again and uses the Half Marathon finish area for maximum spectator input.
Please note that all Half Marathon Run entrants must be 17 years or over on race day.
Half Marathon Team Relay
The 3-person team relay is becoming more popular each year and offers participation in three bite size chunks of approximately 4.5 miles each. The precise changeover points and transport arrangements will be detailed in the Race Pack, available in the week before the race. The minimum age for Team Relay members is 15 years on race day.
Wheelchair participants in the Half Marathon are welcome. They will start just before the main Half Marathon field – approximately 2 mins in advance!
While the 10 mile challenge is not a competitive event, participants must be aged 12 years or over on race day.
No individual prizes will be awarded but all finishers will get a ribboned medal, commemorative T-shirt and refreshments post event.