Wilmslow to stage Festival of Running


The Waters Wilmslow Half Marathon is evolving this year into a festival of running.

The Wilmslow Half Marathon was first staged in 1984 and every year thereafter, with just one exception in 2001 when the outbreak of Foot & Mouth caused its cancellation. The only other change was last year when the race was postponed from its original date in March because the country was hit by an arctic blast of cold weather, ice and snow, and rearranged for June.

Organised by volunteers, this popular event has been voted in the top 10 Road Races by readers of Runners World, staged the England Half Marathon Championships on a number of occasions and helped to raise well in excess of £1m for charitable causes.

The 2019 Waters Wilmslow Half Marathon will take place on March 24th, starting at 10.30am, but having recognised the changing requirements of runners the race has now evolved into a Festival of Running.

Nick Bishop, from Wilmslow Running Club, said "This has been done to offer more choice and also to create a greater community feel."

Runners will now have a choice between The Waters Wilmslow Half Marathon, a 10k run and for the younger runners (and mums & dads), The Fun Run.

Details can be found on the website with Fun Run Details to follow very soon.

This year's charity is The North West Air Ambulance Authority.

Wilmslow Half Marathon, Wilmslow Running Club


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Chris Shaw
Tuesday 8th January 2019 at 5:59 pm
This event does not take place in Wilmslow but in Mobberley !