Following on from the success of this year’s race, organisers are anticipating another high take up of entries, and even the prospect of a race sell out.
This year Plymouth’s Half Marathon saw thousands of runners take to the start line on The Hoe, alongside an abundance of local supporters who came out to show their support along the entire race route.
The 2016 race will once again see thousands of local school pupils complete their own collective half marathon distance as part of the Plymouth’s Half Marathon Schools’ Challenge. During the 2015 event, over 2,600 local schoolchildren helped to raise vital funds for CLIC Sargent in the South West, the cancer charity for children and young people.
Jamie Warren, Head of Marketing and Commercial at GO2, said: “We are so pleased to see Plymouth’s Half Marathon continue to grow, and hope to see more participants than ever be inspired and motivated by the thousands who took part earlier this year! With over six months until race day, now is the perfect time to set yourself an amazing challenge for 2016, and make it a year to remember!”
Now heading into its 23rd year, Plymouth’s Half Marathon is known for its scenic route and friendly atmosphere. The 13.1 mile journey will start and finish at The Hoe, with a varied course that boasts coastal views, the Barbican harbour and even the stunning National Trust grounds of Saltram Park. Year after year, thousands of spectators come out to show their fantastic support for all the runners in Plymouth, so you can expect to hear big cheers as you cross the finish line!
Whether you’re a Plymouth Half regular or are taking on your first ever half marathon, don’t miss out on Early Bird entry for the race, which are open now!