The third Vitality North London Half Marathon race will take place on Sunday, 12 March 2017. Billed as the race with 'the greatest finish line in the world', general entries are sold out but charity places are still available for this unique race that links Wembley Stadium with Allianz Park in an iconic route through North London’s roads and parks.
Arch Rivals At Wembley Half Marathon
The draw of the world famous Wembley Stadium finish line has attracted a capacity field of 8,000 runners to this year's race. The Wembley start and finish will raise adrenaline levels as will the halfway circuit of Allianz Park, home of the mighty Saracens rugby team.
The course records are 1:02:41 (Josphat Kemei) and 1:14:49 (Teresiah Omosa) set last year, when 6,798 finished in 3:40:00 and nearly 300 cracked 90 minutes on this fast course.
Wembley Stadium is the home of the England national football team. Since its creation in 1923, Wembley has hosted some of the most famous sporting and music entertainment events, including England’s World Cup success in 1966 and Live Aid in 1985. The original stadium was demolished in 2000 and the new 90,000-seat stadium was opened in 2007.
Vitality North London Half Marathon is supported by a number of partners and charities, giving runners ample opportunity to raise funds for good causes. The event is part of the Vitality Run Series, sponsored by Vitality, the health and life insurer that rewards healthy living. The official national charity partner once again is Macmillan Cancer Support.
All runners will receive finishers T-shirt, fantastic medal, premium goody bag and post-race massage. Julie Harrington, Operations director of Wembley Stadium, said: “We are delighted that the Vitality North London Half Marathon is returning to Wembley Stadium for its third year. It is always a pleasure for us to welcome the runners to the stadium as they prepare to cross the finish line under our iconic arch.”