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English Half Marathon returns to Warrington for 10th year

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REGISTRATION for the 2018 English Half Marathon re-opens on Sunday night (6pm), with another sell-out expected.

More than 2,000 runners have already signed-up for what will be the 10th year the event has been held in the town, with the 2018 race taking place on Sunday September 16.

More than 7,500 registered participants took part in 2017 across the four distances. Runners had to opportunity to walk away with up to five stunning race medals by adding additional races to their weekend of running.

The 2017 event incorporated the Inaugural Friday Night 5k in Warrington’s Victoria Park with over 800 runners taking part, the perfect start to a big weekend of running.

Once again, the main event finished through the town’s iconic Golden Gates with the streets lined with more supporters than ever cheering on the runners.

There is distance to suit all runners at the English Half Marathon. There are four races to choose from – half marathon, 10k, 5k and 1 mile, there’s something for everyone and the whole family can join in the event.

Locals flock to the start and finishing stretches to support the runners from the side too – a huge boost particularly in the final stages of the race.

Rob Griffiths, Race Director said “2017 was a great year for us, we saw thousands of people coming to Warrington from out of town to experience what the great town has to offer.

“We are so excited to re-open registration for 2018, with 2,000 people already signed up I can’t wait for runners to see what we have in store for our 10th Anniversary”

The English Half Marathon is known for its scenic course with and electric finish line fanfare and entertainment.

The half-marathon and 10K starts at 9am in front of the Golden Gates running over Bridgefoot before taking a scenic route along the southern communities of the town before offering a tour of Warrington’s town centre, passing many famous landmarks including the Oliver Cromwell statue, the Halliwell Jones Stadium, The River of Life and the Cultural Quarter before finishing through the Golden Gates.

The 1 Mile Family Fun Run starts at 12:45pm, allowing participants to run both distances if desired. Both races conclude in with a finish line festival and headline concert.

Visit www.run-ehm.com for more information or to register online; and follow frequent updates on Twitter (@RunEnglishHalf) and Facebook.

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