Runners will have to be quick off the mark to secure one of the last remaining charity places at the sold out Plymouth half marathon. The 23rd edition of this popular event is on Sunday, April 17 and race organisers GO2 have announced that only charity places remain, closing at midday on Friday, April 8.
Plymouth’s Half Marathon is a much celebrated traffic-free road race that takes in all that is great about the Devon city by the sea. It offers stunning coastal views, the charming Barbican harbour and beautiful National Trust grounds of Saltram Park, as well as iconic Plymouth Hoe, where Sir Francis Drake once played bowls!
Last year’s winners were Kairn Stone (Newham and Essex Beagles) in 1:09:47 and Cornish woman Emma Schuck (Hayle Runners) in 1:21:52, as almost 4,000 finished in 4:02:43.
GO2's Jamie Warren said: "We are delighted to see that so many runners continue to support Plymouth’s growing half marathon, and the year-on-year success has led to a race sell out! We would now encourage anyone who still had 17 April earmarked to run the event to consider a place with one of our charity partners."
Kayley Waller, from Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “Donations make up 98% of our income, so we simply couldn’t do what we do without our brilliant runners”. Kiley Tellam, for local charity partner, Children’s Hospice South West, said: “We would like to encourage anyone thinking about taking part in Plymouth’s Half Marathon to go for it and we would love for you to support CHSW at the same time”.
There are many additional worthy charities also looking for runner support at Plymouth’s Half Marathon, including CLIC Sargent, Coppafeel!, St Luke’s Hospice, Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust and Catholic Children's Society Plymouth. More information can be found on the race website.