Inverness Half Marathon & 5K move to May
Early bird entries now open for popular Highlands event
Early-bird entries to the Inverness Half Marathon & 5K on the event's rescheduled date of 16 May 2021 are now open.
Organisers took the decision to push the popular running event - originally set to take place on 14 March 2021 - into May because of current government guidelines on large scale events due to be held early next spring.
Their decision to reschedule is supported by local authorities, stakeholders and event partners.
Malcolm Sutherland, event director of Inverness Half Marathon, told runABC Scotland online: "Inverness Half Marathon was one of the few events that was able to go ahead earlier this year and this new date gives us a realistic timeframe to ensure the safety of runners and everyone involved in next year's event. It also gives us all something to look forward to and train for.”
Last year’s race on Sunday 8 March, not long before ‘lockdown’, was won by Weynay Ghebresilasie of Shettleston Harriers (1.05.06) for the second time. Liz Abbot, of Lytham St Annes Road Runners also successfully defended the women's crown (1.17.53).
Nearly 2100 runners completed last year’s Half Marathon, an event on the running calendar that traditionally signals the arrival of the 'big race' season.
As Sutherland explained: “It's an ideal training race for other events throughout the year and offers great PB potential. Not only that, but the half marathon and 5K have also become known for their scenic routes through the Highland capital, taking in many of the city's iconic sights.
"I hope many of our regulars and new runners will take advantage of early bird entry. We can't wait to give them a big Highland welcome in May 2021!"
Image courtesy: Inverness Half Marathon