2017 Lincoln Half Marathon Event Preview
The Lincoln Half Marathon returns for its second staging on Sunday 1st October 2017 and is ready to welcome runners from near and far to this beautiful race through historic Lincoln.
Late entries are still being accepted and runners have until midnight on Monday 25th September to sign up to this professional and friendly autumn race.
The closed-road race takes runners along the Fossdyke Canal and through the stunning Brayford Wharf, then uphill towards the Cathedral Quarter and Lincoln Castle before returning to finish at the Lincolnshire Showground. It is certainly an impressive half marathon course with plenty of sights to keep motivation high over the 13.1 miles.
The Lincolnshire Showground will act as the race hub and there will be music, entertainment and fantastic food and drink vendors for runners and spectators to enjoy both before and after the race.
A team of pacers will be helping runners to hit their target times at the Lincoln Half Marathon, and they will be clearly identifiable with their running kit and pacing flags. Pacers will be running at 1hr 30mins, 1hr 45mins, 2hr, 2hr 15mins and 2hr 30mins.
The Lincoln Half Marathon is supporting two official charities this year, Cancer Research UK and The Ethan Maull ‘Up Yours to Cancer’ Foundation, both of whom have a strong presence of runners running to raise money for them.
The very first Lincoln Half Marathon Corporate Challenge takes place on the same day and will see a good dose of friendly competition as businesses across Lincoln compete to be the 2017 Lincoln Corporate Challenge Champions.
All runners are requested to arrive at the Lincolnshire Showground no later than 08:30 on Sunday 1st October, ready for a 09:30 start.
Race Day Key Timings for the Lincoln Half Marathon:
08:30 All runners to be on site
08:55 Warm up
09:10 Start pens open
09:30 Half Marathon starts
10:40 First Half Marathon finishers
12:00-12:15 Prize-giving presentation on stage
The closed-road course will offer four drinks station points, UKA-certified mile markers and music hot spots lining the route. Over 300 event marshals will be on hand to provide support and ensure everything runs smoothly. An interactive map can be found here.
Additional information on race day road closures and traffic management can be found here.
Race Director Iain Hamilton commented: “With just over one week until the Lincoln Half Marathon, we are gearing up to welcome runners of all abilities to this attractive race in historic Lincoln. We are still receiving entries from runners looking for a friendly autumn race in a stunning setting, and will continue to accept late entries up until 25th September. It is set to be a fantastic day of running with superb crowd support and we look forward to seeing everyone there!”
Sponsors for the Lincoln Half Marathon include David Lloyd Clubs, Erdinger Alkoholfrei, HIGH5, City of Lincoln Council, the Lincolnite, The Lincolnshire Runner, Lincs FM, Running Imp, Wright Vigour, Lincolnshire Coop and Your Print Partner. The event will also be working with SportCam, who use the latest sports photography equipment to produce high quality event images.
Entry to the Lincoln Half Marathon costs £32 affiliated / £34 non-affiliated. Late entries are available until midnight on 25th September through the race website. Anyone registering for a late entry will need to collect their race pack from Lincolnshire Showground the day before the race, and should be aware that their name will not be printed on the race number.
The Lincoln Half Marathon Corporate Challenge costs £150 for a team of five and is a great opportunity for local businesses to fundraise, get fit and have fun team building. Corporate Challenge teams can also register until 25th September.
Go to www.osbevents.com/events/running/lincoln-half-marathon for further details and to sign up for a late entry to the Lincoln Half Marathon.
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