Held entirely on the famous Oulton Park motor racing circuit in Cheshire, the ASICS Oulton Park Half Marathon & 10K is ideally timed as the perfect training race for all spring marathons, including the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford on Sunday 10th April 2016. This is a key event for club runners from the surrounding areas, many of which took on both the 10K and the half marathon last year to celebrate the start of their season. It is also a great race for anyone taking on their first 10K or half marathon, and it attracts runners of all levels each year.
The ASICS Oulton Park Half Marathon consists of 6 laps whilst the 10K runners will be covering 3 laps. The finish straight for both races is in the pit lane, and start times are 10 am for the ASICS Oulton Park 10K and 12.30 pm for the ASICS Oulton Park Half Marathon. The Oulton Park race track is one of the country’s finest motor racing circuits and offers many unique features including a traffic free race track, super smooth tarmac and the finish straight on the pit line, guaranteeing a fantastic running experience.
Registration to the ASICS Oulton Park Half Marathon & 10K is open now, with entry costing £21 (affiliated) / £23 (unaffiliated) for the 10K, and £27 / £29 for the half marathon. Runners of the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon benefit from a reduced entry fee of £20 for the ASICS Oulton Park Half Marathon. All finishers receive an ASICS technical t-shirt and a medal.
Showers, changing facilities and massages are available on site, and there is free parking for competitors and spectators.
Race Director Simon Hill commented: “We are excited to confirm the date of the 3rd ASICS Oulton Park Half Marathon & 10K. This is the perfect event for runners to kick off their road running season and for anyone running the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon six weeks later. The ASICS Oulton Park Half Marathon & 10K is a great event for spectators to come and soak up the atmosphere whilst cheering on family and friends. We are also pleased to welcome ASICS back as the title sponsor.”
ASICS UK Marketing Manager, Cathy McGinnis, commented: “ASICS are delighted to announced we are continuing as title sponsors of the ASICS Oulton Park Half Marathon & 10K, further strengthening ASICS’ position as the runner’s choice in the UK. The event is a great training run and has become a key event in the UK race calendar. We are looking forward to supporting all the runners in their journey.”
The ASICS Oulton Park Half Marathon & 10K is organised by Xtra Mile Events and the team behind the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon.
A total of 5,000 places are available and entries close on 21st February or when sold out.
Go to www.xtramileevents.com for further details and to secure your place on the starting grid in February. You can also like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/OultonParkHalfAnd10k and follow @GreatTriathlons on Twitter and xtra_mile_events on Instagram.