Half marathon entries open

March 26 2015

ENTRIES for Bristol's Half Marathon have opened to the public, and race organisers are expecting places to be in high demand.

ENTRIES for Bristol's Half Marathon have opened to the public, and race organisers are expecting places to be in high demand.

Now in its 27th year, the race, which takes place on September 13, attracts up to 15,000 runners a year, raising thousands of pounds for charity.

The race is known for its fast, flat course around the city, and includes scenic spots such as the harbourside and Avon Gorge.

Thousands of spectators line the 13-mile route, making it one of Bristol’s most popular sporting occasions.
A mini warm-up aerobics session took place on March 4 to mark the official launch of the event.

Hundreds of charities will be involved in the half marathon – including this year’s official charities, St Peter’s Hospice, Penny Brohn Cancer Care and Refugee Action – and they expect to raise more than £1m in 2015.
Bristol Half Marathon race director Georgette Van Hoof said: “We are very excited about this year’s half marathon..

“We welcome runners of all abilities, from elites to novices, to come and enjoy the electric atmosphere.

“Anyone new to running can take advantage of the training plans on the race website, sign up for our free training sessions and also go along to their local Saturday 5k Park Run event.”

To sign up to the half marathon, visit: www.runbristol.com/Events/Bristol-half-marathon