Thousands of runners get set for Cheltenham Half Marathon
Around 2,500 runners will be putting their best foot forward at Cheltenham’s half marathon.
Midday today was the deadline for joggers to sign up to the event, which takes place on September 15.
Charity runners have a further three weeks to get a place in the race, which will feature a lap of Cheltenham’s prestigious racecourse.
Around 2,300 have signed up for the race with a further 300 charity runners confirmed so far.
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The race will see competitors jog along Pittville Park, before heading to the south of the town along the Promenade, Montpellier and Lansdown Road.
Racers will then head up Prestbury Road before doing a lap of Prestbury Park and finishing back at Pittville Pump Rooms.
Councillor Rowena Hay, cabinet member for sport and culture, at Cheltenham Borough Council has welcomed the event and its new route.
She said: “It’s great that Cheltenham is having its own half marathon.
“We welcome the event which will help keep people fit, healthy and active, and will also be good for promoting the town.”
Winston’s Wish and the British Heart Foundation are official partners of the race.