The 2018 Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon has sold out in less than three days however there are still charity places available through Cancer Research UK.
Entries for the half marathon - one of several races from OSB Events – went on sale on Friday 13 October. There were 9,000 places on offer for this city marathon, famous for its location and atmosphere that attracts runners from near and far. It was a case of demand outstripping supply with general entries selling out over the weekend as people rushed to book their spot in next year’s race on Sunday 4 March.
Entrants can look forward to a one lap course around historic Cambridge and several landmarks along the way that include the world famous university. The route passes King’s College and The Backs as well as Fitzwilliam Museum and the Round Church before finishing at Midsummer Common.
There will be four drinks stations along the course and plenty of entertainment from live bands and DJ’s as additional motivation. A team of pacers will be on hand to help runners achieve their target times followed by a medal, goody bag and a cold beer for every finisher.
The surge of interest was a very pleasant surprise for race director Iain Hamilton who said: “We have been overwhelmed with the uptake for the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon and are delighted to report that general places sold out, which reflects the popularity of the event.”