Shrewsbury Half Marathon is back for 2020 #ShrewsburyHalf !
Shrewsbury Half Marathon returns on Sunday 11th October 2020.
The single lap, closed road route starts and finishes at Shropshire County Showground and takes in a mix of beautiful Shropshire countryside and country lanes, historic streets with medieval buildings, welcoming crowds and an amazing sense of community.
Sign up for one of the most beautiful half marathon routes in the UK and enjoy the friendly welcome and support of our local communities.
The race welcomes many runners of all abilities, running clubs and communities from across the UK and abroad to Shropshire every year
Runners will head out from Shropshire County Showground along the river in the Quarry, through the historic town centre, past hundreds of listed buildings and up the Wyle Cop, the UK’s longest row of uninterrupted independent shops. The second half of the race will take them through the beautiful Shropshire countryside before being cheered over the finish line back at the Showground.
The winners of On Shrewsbury Half Marathon 2019 were Tom Roberts with a time of 01:09:54 and Jackie Skinner with a time of 01:21:27.
A team of SRG pacers from Up & Running will be helping runners to hit their targets on the day, covering the following times: 1:30, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10, 2:15, 2:30 and 3:00. There will also be two tail runners.
A generous selection of prizes are supported by the Official Sports Retail Partner, Up & Running.
The top 3 male and female will be awarded Up & Running vouchers and a trophy, with the winners also receiving champagne. All age category winners (V30, V35, V40, V45, V50, V55, V60, V65) will receive Up & Running vouchers worth £50.
The National Charity Partners for Shrewsbury Half Marathon 2020 announced so far include The One Foundation and The Poppy Appeal.
Local Charity Partners are Energize Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin; food bank PLUS; Hope House; Opportunity Pre-School; Severn Hospice and Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.
Anyone wishing to run Shrewsbury Half Marathon for charity should get in touch with their chosen charity directly. Full information can be found at www.shrewsburyhalf.com/charities/
Partners of Shrewsbury Half Marathon 2020 include Up & Running, Shropshire Council, One Water, BMW Rybrook Shrewsbury, Original Shrewsbury, Optimal Movement, Love2Stay, Love2Live, C S Physiotherapy, Barnabas Community Church, Run Britain, Run Mummy Run, Breathe Unity and UKRunChat.
Shrewsbury Half Marathon 2020 – Registration
Early bird entries are now open for Shrewsbury Half Marathon 2020 and cost £28 (affiliated) / £30 (unaffiliated) until the end of February.
The sooner you book, the more you save. Price increases will be as follows:
Until 29th February: £28 – £30
Until 30th April: £29 – £31
Until 31st August: £30 – £32
Until 10th October (or until sold out): £31 – £33
On the day (if places still available): £35
A total of 3,000 places are available.
The 2020 race entry will once again include:
- Technical Souvenir Race T-Shirt included, waiting for you at the finish to choose your size
- Free Official Race Photos
- Free Pre and Post Massage
- Bespoke Medal
- Race Treats at the Finish including crisps, nutrition, banana, bar and carton of water
- SRG Race Pacers
- Shopping Village
- Easy Parking Onsite
- Prizes for Top 3 Male and Female
- Age Category Prizes
- Huge Community Support!
- NEW for 2020 is special accommodation offering, to be released in February 2020
Date: Sunday 11th October 2020