Windsor Half Marathon 2015 public places sold out
Organisers of the Windsor Running Festival have confirmed that the Windsor Half Marathon sold out yesterday (20th May) with all 6,000 places now allocated.
The 33rd Windsor Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 27th September and is one of the most iconic and longest established races in the UK, boasting a picturesque course with fantastic views of Windsor Castle. The start and finish are on The Long Walk, and the 13.1 miles are run on traffic free roads around Windsor Great Park.
The only way runners can now enter the iconic race is through one of the official charities associated with the Windsor Running Festival, including CLIC Sargent (Platinum Charity Weekend Partner), Cancer Research UK (Gold Charity Weekend Partner) and Help for Heroes (Silver Charity Weekend Partner). Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and The National Brain Appeal are the Bronze Charity Weekend Partners, and Alzheimer’s Society, Childlife, CRY, Daisy’s Dream and Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation are Copper Charity Weekend Partners.
Please go to http://www.runwindsor.com/charities/ for further details on how to register for a charity place and to secure your place on the start line of this year’s Windsor Half Marathon.
Race Director Peter Hier commented: “Public places for the Windsor Half Marathon are now sold out. We are working with some great charities and limited charities places are still available. We would urge anyone who hasn’t signed up yet to get in touch with their chosen charity as soon as possible in order to secure their place.
“The Windsor Half Marathon is one of the most prestigious events in the British sporting calendar set in stunning surroundings, and it attracts runners of all levels from around the world year after year. We are looking forward to seeing you in September!”
Tabitha Haydon, Running Events Manager at CLIC Sargent, said: “We hope to raise £100,000 through this amazing partnership which will help us continue and expand our work in supporting children and young people with cancer, and their families. CLIC Sargent running places are available on a first-come first-served basis and all the money raised by runners will help the charity continue to support families affected by childhood cancer.”
“Just contact us on email@example.com or on 0845 602 4770 and we will sign you up. We’d also love to hear from you if you have your own place in the event.”
The Windsor Half Marathon is part of the Windsor Running Festival, which also incorporates the 2.5 mile Glynn Shefford Memorial Run aimed at runners aged ten and above, the Sprite Sprint run where five to nine year olds run 40m, and the popular Running4Women Windsor 10K. The Running4Women Windsor 10K takes place on Saturday 26th September and sees women of all levels, ages and backgrounds run the scenic 10K course around Windsor Great Park.
Both the Windsor Half Marathon and the Running4Women Windsor 10K start and finish on The Long Walk and offer fantastic views of Windsor Castle. The race village for both events is in Windsor Great Park with a range of entertainment and catering options for the whole family, plus great facilities for the runners. There is also free onsite parking for runners and supporters near the race village throughout the weekend.
Sponsors of the Windsor Running Festival announced so far include Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, everydayhero, Macdonald Windsor Hotel and Mars Chocolate UK.
Go to www.runwindsor.com for further details about the Windsor Half Marathon, and to www.running4women.com to sign up to the Running4Women Windsor 10K.
You can also like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/running4women and follow @windsorhm and @Running4women on Twitter to keep up-to-date with all the latest news.