The gallop is on for places at this year's Cheltenham Half Marathon. Entries have opened for the race that takes at the Gloucestershire town's iconic racecourse. Organisers GO2 have said that there are already 3,300 of pre-registered entrants for the race on Sunday 27 September.
Jamie Warren at GO2, said: "The interest in Cheltenham’s Half Marathon demonstrates that there is a rapidly growing appetite for running across Gloucestershire and the South West. Pre-registration has already exceeded the number who ran the race in 2014, so we have high expectations that this year’s half could be biggest that Cheltenham has ever seen!
“Our runners from 2014 have clearly inspired the town to further embrace this community event, and the lasting positive impact it has on charities, community groups and encouraging a healthy, active lifestyle. With five months to go until race day, now is the perfect time to join in and set yourself the challenge of Cheltenham’s Half Marathon!”
Runners will be treated to all that this beautiful historic town has to offer, taking them along the broad, tree-lined avenues and captivating scenery. The course combines Regency splendour with bags of Cotswold charm!
The 13.1 mile journey will start and finish next to Pittville Park, taking in the sights of the tree-lined Promenade towards Montpellier, the broad, flat streets of Lansdown Road and an inner circuit of the iconic Cheltenham racecourse.
To be part of Cheltenham’s Half Marathon this September, visit the event website where runners can now sign up at the early bird price of £26 for affiliated runners and £28 for unaffiliated.