Entries open on Sunday for new look Derby Half Marathon
Entries open this Sunday (9 September) for the Asda Foundation Derby Half Marathon which has a new city centre start and finish at Iron Gate for 2019. There is a discounted entry fee of £25, available until midnight Monday.
The 2018 Asda Foundation Derby Half Marathon was an unqualified success and the organisers, Run For All, hope to build upon that with a bigger and better race on the 9 June 2019. Next year’s event has a new city centre start/finish, moving from Pride Park Stadium to the famous Iron Gate, the location of the Cathedral Quarter and a lively High Street.
Runners head off from Iron Gate and encounter the first of several landmarks, the 65 metre Derby Cathedral before switching from urban to rural with Elvaston Castle Country Park and Alvaston Park. They will pass the home of Derby County FC – Pride Park at a later stage which is followed by a big city centre finish in front of enthusiastic crowds.
Run For All’s events raise thousands of pounds for charity and the Derby Half Marathon is no exception with many worthwhile causes standing to benefit from the runners efforts. Annabel’s Angels, Children First Derby and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal are amongst the partner charities at the 2019 event.
Asda Foundation Co-ordinator Mandy Hepworth is excited about the new look race, saying: “We can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for us especially with the new city centre start and finish.”
Entries open this Sunday at 9am for the Asda Foundation Derby Half Marathon. Visit the Run For All website for details.
Image courtesy of Run For All.