The On Shrewsbury Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 6th October 2019 and entries are open #ShrewsburyIsOn.
Race organisers UK Run Events moved the event from summer to autumn in response to valued feedback from runners. The early October date is proving to be hugely popular, with autumn an ideal time of year to run and the countryside around Shrewsbury particularly beautiful at this time of year.
The 2019 event will welcome an increased capacity of runners and the 13.1-mile course will continue to offer a perfect combination of history and scenery. 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 stunning Shropshire countryside before being cheered over the finish line back at the Showground.
The 2018 Shrewsbury Half Marathon proved to be the biggest and best event yet and competitors can look forward to another first-class event in 2019. Lining up at the start will be elite and club runners, repeat runners through to first-time runners and hundreds raising money for charity, all wanting to soak up the friendly atmosphere and picturesque setting.
There will once more be a first-class race village at the Showground with plenty of entertainment for all to enjoy.
On is confirmed as Headline Sponsor for the event, and specialist running retailer Up & Running returns as Official Sports Retail Partner for 2019. A team of SRG pacers from Up & Running will be helping runners to hit their targets on the day.
The 2018 Shrewsbury Half Marathon was won by Paul Jones (Shrewsbury AC) in 1:14:10 and Sophie Birtles in 1:26:16.
The National Charity Partners for On Shrewsbury Half Marathon 2019 are Save the Children, The One Foundation, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and The Poppy Appeal.
Local Charity Partners are Energize Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, food bank PLUS, Hope House, Severn Hospice, Opportunity Pre-School and Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.
Anyone wishing to run On Shrewsbury Half Marathon for charity should get in touch with their chosen charity directly. Full information can be found at www.shrewsburyhalf.co.uk/charities.
On Shrewsbury Half Marathon 2019 – Registration
Entry to On Shrewsbury Half Marathon on 6th October 2019 is open #ShrewsburyIsOn.
Entry fees are £29 (affiliated) / £31 (non-affiliated). The race will feature pacers and all finishers receive a bespoke medal, technical t-shirt, goody bag, free pre- and post-race massages and free race photos.
Date: Sunday 6th October 2019
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