Two of London’s great sporting stadiums will be uniquely linked at the newly launched Vitality North London Half Marathon which takes place next March.
Wembley Stadium, the home of English football and the Allianz Park, home of Saracens Rugby Club will both feature prominently on the route. The event will start and finish at Allianz Park, but runners will also have the opportunity to race through Wembley Stadium and enjoy a rare ‘stadium to stadium’ experience on Sunday 15 March 2015.
Organisers say that the course has been designed to tour through the leafy streets of beautiful North London. Runners will experience an undulating closed road traffic-free race through the borough of Barnet, and on towards Wembley and the borough of Brent.
Jamie Warren, Head of Marketing and Commercial at GO2, said: “This is set to be a real stand out half marathon in the running calendar, designed with race experience in mind. The integration of both stadiums is particularly special, and will allow runners to experience two of the areas most loved sporting venues from a very unique perspective.
“From start to finish, you are guaranteed some sights and experiences to keep you motivated throughout the course. Taking place exactly six weeks before the London Marathon, we also anticipate that many full marathon runners in training will take the opportunity to use the Vitality North London Half Marathon to enjoy a different side of London in preparation for the popular April event.”
Jim Frayling at Wembley Stadium, said: “We’re delighted to be hosting the Vitality North London Half Marathon at Wembley Stadium. We’re all about great events that inspire memories and we hope this is a memorable event for all the participants.
“We share an extremely strong and fruitful relationship with Saracens and to be able to work with them on a completely new event, while using GO2’s expertise in running events, is a fantastic opportunity for us all.”
Gordon Banks at Allianz Park, said: “The Vitality North London Half Marathon will provide the people of Barnet, Brent and North London with a world-class running event that they can be proud of.
"As well as being home to Saracens and Shaftsbury Barnet Harriers athletics, Allianz Park has become a popular hub for community sport and engagement, and the Vitality North London Half Marathon will provide many further opportunities for local people to keep fit and stay healthy. With our partners GO2, Wembley Stadium and the London Boroughs of Barnet & Brent, we have created a unique route that will provide runners with a memorable experience.”
To be one of the first to run the Vitality North London Half Marathon, you can visit the event website. A limited number of runners can take advantage of the £5 early bird discount of £35 for affiliated entry and £37 for unaffiliated entry.