On your marks
Cheltenham's Half Marathon Route Revealed
The route for Cheltenham’s Half Marathon has recently been announced. This exciting new roadrace will take a central route through the heart of Cheltenham giving runners and spectators an intimate tour of the town on traffic-free roads. Cheltenham’s Half Marathon which takes place on Sunday 15th September 2013 will see 3000 runners gather at the race village in Pittville Park before starting their 13.1mile journey around Cheltenham. The course will start and finish on Evesham Road, running alongside the Approach Golf Course and around Pittville Park before heading south along Tommy Taylor’s Lane, towards the town centre.
Runners will then cross the High Street passing the Town Hall, before joining the tree-lined Promenade towards Montpellier. Runners will be treated to the broad, flat streets of Lansdown Road, passing along Hatherley Road and re-joining the A40 towards Cheltenham College. Race organiser, Amy Budd explains: “The route has been designed to show-off Cheltenham – the beautiful regency streets, Pittville Park and the Racecourse. The course is as flat as we could make it with one climb along Prestbury Road. It is set to be a great fitness challenge for the autumn!”
Amy says: “It’s really something to run with so many others, when you’re all facing the same challenge. Especially as you know people have challenged themselves for important reasons; in memory of a loved one, to raise money for the community, to transform their fitness or simply for the love of running. Everyone has a reason to run so if you’re thinking about signing up – go for it!” Amy Budd continued: “The initial response has been fantastic with 500 people signed up in the first week. We don’t want people to miss out, so make sure you sign up at www.cheltenhamhalf.co.uk.
The British Heart Foundation and Winston’s Wish are the Official Charity Partners for Cheltenham’s Half Marathon 2013. Runners can request a fundraising pack for the British Heart Foundation and Winston’s Wish via the online registration system. To register for the race, for a route map and for more information visit www.cheltenhamhalf.co.uk