Early bird places for JCP Swansea Half Marathon 2016

The organisers have confirmed that early bird places for the JCP Swansea Half Marathon are available until midnight on Friday 4th September, and they are urging anyone who wants to benefit from the reduced entry fees to register as soon as possible.

The JCP Swansea Half Marathon takes place on fully closed roads on Sunday 26th June 2016 and is Wales’ second biggest half marathon. The race has been growing in size and popularity since the inaugural event took place in 2014, with entries sold out in 2014 and 2015. The JCP Swansea Half Marathon was also a finalists at The 2015 Running Awards for the UK’s Best Half Marathon and is quickly establishing itself as a must do race.

The organisers have confirmed that a total of 8,000 places will be available for 2016 and they are hoping to attract runners of all levels from across the UK and beyond again to run #FromTheCityToTheSea. Runners from 25 different nations took part in this year’s race.

Starting and finishing in the city centre, the flat, fast route will take runners along Swansea Bay to The Mumbles and back, boasting six miles of stunning coastline, beautiful views and fantastic crowd support.

The new website will be launched on Friday 4th September, and the Official Charity Partners for the 2016 race will also be unveiled then. A new charity structure has been introduced based on the success and feedback from the 2015 race, details of which will be announced in September.

Race Director David Martin-Jewell commented: “The JCP Swansea Half Marathon is growing from strength to strength. We are very proud to see how far we have come over the last 2 years and how popular the race has become with the running community. The course is very flat and fast and one of the most scenic coastal routes in the UK, and we are looking forward to seeing even more participants #RunSwansea in 2016.”

A video capturing the atmosphere and highlights from the 2015 race is now live on www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk .

Early bird entries are available until midnight on 4th September and cost £29 for affiliated athletes and £31 for non-affiliated runners, which includes a medal and a technical t-shirt for all finishers. Entry fees will increase to £33 and £35 respectively from 5th September.

Go to www.swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk for further race details and to sign up, like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/SwanseaHalf and follow @Swansea_HM #RunSwansea #FromTheCityToTheSea on Twitter to keep up to date with all the latest news about the JCP Swansea Half Marathon.