Runners of all ages are being invited to register for The Wigley Group Warwick Half Marathon as the popular event returns with new organisers for 2023.
More than 1,500 people are expected to take part in the 13.1-mile route, which is once again sponsored by Warwickshire property company The Wigley Group.
Held on Sunday, February 5, its starts and finishes at Warwick Racecourse and takes runners through spectacular scenic views of the Warwickshire countryside on fully-closed roads.
New organisers Run Through have revamped the event for 2023 and introduced a new 1km junior race for children to help make it more inclusive to all ages.
Rob Sullivan, Events and Operations Manager at Run Through, said: “We’re really excited to take over the long-term running of the event, starting from 2023.
“It’s always been a really popular run in Warwickshire but we wanted to make it a bit more inclusive so instead of the usual 2.5k kids race, we have brought in a new 1k route instead which is for everyone from toddlers to teenagers.
“We’ve already had more than 1,000 people sign up for the half marathon so far and expect to see well over 1,500 take part on the day itself, so – whether you are a keen runner or looking to take up a new challenge to start the New Year – please do get involved!”
Stockton-based The Wigley Group is entering its own team, with staff members Jonathan Wigley and Bradley Hopkins both taking part for the first time.
Jonathan said: “A few of the team have taken part before and have always said how great a course it is, with some really beautiful countryside views.
“I have entered the Manchester Marathon in April so this will be a perfect gauge as to where I am with my fitness!”
Bradley added: “I’ve only recently got into running but everyone I’ve spoken to has said how this is a great course for people of different abilities.
“I took on the London Marathon last year which was my first ever event so I’m really looking forward to this.”
The half marathon kicks off at 9am, a wheelchair half marathon begins five minutes earlier, while the 1k kids race starts at 11am.
The event costs £34 to enter, or is priced at £140 for a group of six, while the 1km kids race costs £5. Tickets are available at www.runthrough.co.uk/event/warwick-half.
The event is UK Athletics licensed so will count toward official times for the running season.
All finishers will receive a medal with prizes available for the top three places overall and the top place in each of the veteran categories – aged 40, 50, 60 and 70 – for both males and females.