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Event of the Week

Girl runner with raised arm salute at Wilmslow Half

Wilmslow Festival of Running

The Wilmslow Half Marathon evolves!! Welcome to The Wilmslow Festival of Running on Sunday 24 March.

The ever popular and prestigious Waters Wilmslow Half Marathon has now evolved to become a festival of running!

Three races…Half Marathon…10K…Fun Run! Find out more here.

Race organiser Nick Bishop said: “We’ll have keener pricing this year to make the event more accessible to more people. We’re working hard to make the occasion even better value for money and yet still be able to make substantial contributions from the proceeds to support local sporting groups.

"We have also listened to what people have wanted, and this included given greater choice as we now offer three races…A Festival of Running."

The existing flagship Half Marathon has regularly been voted one of the top road races in the UK by readers of 'Runner’s World' magazine. While the majority of the runners are local to the area, the cream of England’s elite distance runners have also raced over the leafy lanes of Wilmslow and Mobberley as the race has regularly staged the England Half Marathon Championship.

Many new runners or those who have come through the parkrun system have cut their teeth over the classic 13.1 distance of the Waters Wilmslow Half Marathon. Organisers are delighted to welcome new faces as well as regular runners who return year on year. Of course now, there is also the option of the 10k… And mums and dads with the children in the Fun Run!

The Corporate Challenge introduced last year and sponsored by Porsche is again a feature while a completely new addition this year, is our Gym Challenge, sponsored by Total Fitness. We want to find out who is the fittest gym and the fittest personal trainer too!

You'll find details of the Team Challenges at Wilmslow Festival of Running website.

Key features of the 2019 race will be:

  • A merchandise store with all proceeds going to The Charity
  • An online app to help spectators to track their own choice of runner (partner/colleague/son/mother etc.)
  • Pacers for a variety of time bands

Wilmslow Festival of Running will be supporting North West Air Ambulance (NWAA) who are celebrating their 20th year in 2019! Team NWAA would love to have you on their team at Wilmslow Festival of Running and be part of their efforts to help their crews to save lives! More details at the Wilmslow Festival of Running website.


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