Loughborough Half Marathon
Tis 13.1mile course has been described as one of the toughest in the East Midlands. Available places are hotly contested, with only 800 up for grabs this year. Starting and finishing at Charnwood College, the route is all on pavements/footpaths/pathways and takes you through parts of Shepshed, Hathern and the beautiful Garendon Estate.
Organised by the Loughborough based charity, Living Without Abuse, all the money raised from the event goes towards the Charity’s vital and much needed work of supporting men, women and children who have had their lives shattered by domestic abuse.
There's also a Team Relay Baton Challenge - split the distance between 4 of you to take on this challenging event.
Drawstring goody bag
Plenty of water and jelly baby stations on route
Charnwood College, Thorpe Hill, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 4SQ
The College is easily accessible from the M1. Leave the Motorway at Junction 23 and head towards Loughborough on the A512, Ashby Road. After less than a mile turn left onto the OId Ashby Road. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Thorpe Hill.
There is plenty of parking at Charnwood College on the day and it’s free.
Your race number/timing chip will be available to collect before or on the race day – you will be advised on collection information and ‘on the day’ information approximately 2 weeks prior to race day.
Registration: If you haven’t collected your race number bib beforehand, you will need to collect on race day from 7.30am at the registration point at the sports hall at the College. Staff may be limited here so please bear with us. Race bib collection will close at 8.30am; after this time they will not be given out. Please allow yourself enough time to get to the start line ready for the warm up at 8.40.
If you have already collected your race number bib you will NOT need to go to registration to register again
Baggage storage: You will be able to store your bag alongside registration in the sports hall at a separate table, so please look for the baggage sign. Please note baggage collection will close at 12.30pm prompt.
Warm up: There will be a ‘warm up’ prior to the start around 8.40. Please note that late starters may not be allowed to compete.
Water: Will be available at the water stations at approx. 2.5 miles, 4.5 miles, just after 7 miles, 9.5 miles, just before 12 miles, and at the finish line.
Finish line: Once you pass the finish you will be directed to claim your medal, a drink of water and also to collect your goody bag. You are more than welcome to take advantage of the sports massages being offered.
This event will officially finish at 12.30pm and all marshals, volunteers, first aid, traffic management and end cyclists etc. will cease after this time.
Lots of information will be sent out to all entrants and teams leading up to the event, and do keep checking the Facebook pages for updates too.
This is a 2 loop course, starting and finishing in the sports field of Charnwood College. The run is ALL on pavements/footpaths/pathways so please stay off of the roads. Parts of the route may be wet, uneven and even a bit muddy, especially as you enter back into Garendon estate for the 2nd loop, so please take extra care.
Only cross the roads at the crossing points as instructed by the marshals - do not run in the road between cars on your own.
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