The fifth Ramathon Derby Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 3rd June 2018 and is set to be a must-do event of the summer. This first-class day of sport and entertainment is ideal for runners of all ages, and early entrants can benefit from the lowest entry fees with Early Bird entries now open.
The flat and fast Half Marathon starts and finishes at Derby County’s Pride Park Stadium, home of Derby County FC, the Rams.
Whether chasing a personal best, attempting a race for the first time or fundraising for a worthy cause, Ramathon welcomes runners of all abilities to both the main Half Marathon event and the Mini Ramathon for young runners and families.
The Half Marathon route includes a city centre section which takes runners on some of Derby’s major roads out to the scenic Elvaston Castle Country Park. With barely any inclines across the whole local area, it is one of the flattest half marathons in the country, making it a perfect race for seasoned runners hoping to beat their PB as well as for those entering a race for the first time.
The Mini Ramathon is a 2-mile fun run that starts and finishes at Pride Park Stadium while the half marathon is taking place, and is open to all children and families wishing to experience the excitement of a big sporting event. The Mini Ramathon sees competitors navigate around the local Alvaston Park and Pride Park area, with huge support and plenty of cheering from hundreds of spectators.
Ramathon’s Stadium Square, the race village, is located in front of Pride Park and offers a fantastic base for runners and spectators to enjoy the excellent facilities and activities on offer, including retail stands, partner stands, baggage storage, running club tents, charity stalls, catering options, a Kids’ Corner, live entertainment and a free pre- and post-race sports massage.
Included in the 2018 entry fee is a commemorative Ramathon medal, a technical finisher’s t-shirt, a pre- and post-race massage, a downloadable finisher’s certificate, a secure baggage area and water and fuelling stations.
Ramathon 2017 was won by Toby Spencer with a time of 67:56, and Becky Rigby claimed the women’s title in 76:52.
Sign up for Ramathon Derby Half Marathon 2018
Early Bird entries for Ramathon 2018 are open until 31st October 2017 and cost £25 for affiliated athletes and £27 for non-affiliated athletes.
After this period, the following entry fees apply: 1st November – 24th April £27 / £29 (Standard entry); 25th April – 18th May £29 / £31 (Late entry).
Entry for the Mini Ramathon opens later in the year.
Date: Sunday 3rd June 2018