New 10K introduced by Cheltenham’s Half Marathon
A new 10K has been unveiled by the organisers of Cheltenham’s Half Marathon and as being billed as a realistic autumn goal for beginners and something to look forward to during these dark days. The route starts and finishes at the iconic Racecourse and takes runners on a tour around the Regency town.
This new 10K route is a potential target for anyone who has recently taken up running in the light of the government edict about venturing outside once a day for exercise. A half marathon might be too much too soon but a 10K is feasible and is also a sensible option for any runner coming back from injury.
Entrants have close on six months to train with Cheltenham’s Half Marathon and 10K scheduled to 20 September. The Community Mile for families, friends, work colleagues and teams is all on the racecard.
The 10K starts at 8.30am followed by the Half Marathon at 9.00am. The new 10K follows the first three miles and last three miles of the half marathon route.. Held on closed roads with water and energy stations to top up fluid and food levels and there will be entertainment along the course for that extra bit of motivation!
With superb views of the Cotswolds, runners head along tree-lined roads towards the town centre, passing the Town Hall, Hospital and Montpellier Gardens: through Pitville Park and onto the Racecourse where they receive their finishers medal.
Note: the organisers are following government advice with runner safety the number one priority. If the event is cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak entrants will have the choice of deferring to next year or transferring their place to a friend.
Register for the 10K at Cheltenham’s Half Marathon website.
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