The organiser of the popular Windsor Half Marathon has confirmed that entries for the 2016 race opened at 12 noon today, 23rd November.
The Windsor Half Marathon is a sell out race in a prestigious, iconic location which attracts 6,000 runners from near and far each year. In an increasingly competitive market this race has kept its own identity and race director Peter Hier has worked on the race since 2000.
The 2016 race takes place on Sunday 25th September and is the 34th edition of the Windsor Half Marathon, which makes it one of the longest established running events in the UK. Boasting one of the most picturesque courses in the world, the race is set in stunning surroundings and features amazing views of Windsor Castle and across Windsor Great Park, with the 13.1 miles run on traffic free roads around Windsor Great Park. The start and finish are on The Long Walk and a new start time of 10am has been confirmed.
Registration is open and public places cost £28.50 (affiliated) and £30.50 (non-affiliated), go to http://www.runwindsor.com/ now to secure your place on the start line next September.
All of the race’s charity partners return for 2016 and include: CLIC Sargent (Platinum Charity Weekend Partner), Cancer Research UK (Gold Charity Weekend Partner), Help for Heroes (Silver Charity Weekend Partner), Alzheimer’s Society and Bloodwise (Bronze Charity Weekend Partners). Childlife, CRY, Daisy’s Dream and Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation the Copper Charity Weekend Partners for 2016.
The Windsor Half Marathon is part of the Windsor Running Festival, which includes the women only Running4Women Windsor 10K, the Sprite Sprint aimed at five to nine year olds and the Glynn Shefford Memorial Run for runners aged ten and above. The popular Running4Women Windsor 10K takes place on Saturday 24th September and entries will open in February 2016.
Race Director Peter Hier commented: “We are excited to confirm that entries for the Windsor Half Marathon 2016 are now open. I am proud to say that this is one of the most prestigious events in the British sporting calendar, taking place in the only Royal Park managed by The Crown Estate. Where else can you run towards the finish line with a stunning view of Windsor Castle and great ancient oaks whilst maybe spotting deer!
“I would also like to welcome all our Official Charity Weekend Partners back on board, we are looking forward to working with everyone again and to raising lots of money for charity.”
Lewis Hay, Running Events Fundraising Manager for CLIC Sargent, said: ”We are delighted to be the Platinum Charity Partner for the Windsor Running Festival again in 2016. More than 300 wonderful runners took part in this fantastic event for us this year and so far have raised an amazing £80,000 to help CLIC Sargent continue our work supporting children and young people with cancer, and their families.
“We are now looking forward to 2016 and would love to have even more people running as part of Team CLIC Sargent in Windsor Great Park next September. We give every CLIC Sargent runner the personal treatment: tailored fundraising advice, training tips and an amazing massage we’ll arrange for you post race. It’s how we say thank you to our runners for supporting children and young people with cancer.
“For more information about being part of our Windsor Half Marathon or 10K team, give us a call on 0845 602 4770 or visit www.clicsargent.org.uk/windsorhalf ”
The race village in Windsor Great Park offers 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.
Kojo Kyereme and Samantha Amend won the 2015 Windsor Half Marathon in 1:07:50 and 1:22:27.