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The half marathon is coming back to Chichester!

Introduction

There's still time to enter the Chichester Half Marathon which is returning to the district after a 25 year absence. The half marathon will be held on Sunday 14 October.


It has been organised by Chichester District Council in partnership with local charity Children on the Edge. The charity is dedicated to working on behalf of marginalised and vulnerable children who are often victims of war.

The Chichester Half Marathon route includes a mixture of road and cross country terrain. It will start and end at Chichester College and takes in many of the city's historic sites, including the Cathedral and the City Walls. It will then lead up to the South Downs before runners return to the city along the Centurion Way.

Entry to the half marathon is £22 for members of affiliated UK Athletics Association clubs and £25 for non-affiliated runners. The minimum age to enter is 17 years old. The closing date for entries is Friday 5 October.

If you don't feel like entering as a runner, why not opt to volunteer instead? Volunteers are needed to help with various tasks on the day.

Councillor Eileen Lintill, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Wellbeing, and Community Services, says: "We hope a wide spectrum of the community will take part, not just elite runners but people taking part in their first half marathon too.

"Children on the Edge is a truly inspiring cause to be running for and by paying an entry fee and taking part you'll be helping a charity where a little really can go a long way."

Meanwhile, you can get training tips from marathon expert Graham Jessop who has helped plan the Chichester Half Marathon course. Graham has been involved in organising races throughout the country for 25 years and has been involved with the Chichester 10km race for 21 years. For his half marathon training advice see www.childrenontheedge.org/grahamjessop.html

For more information and to enter see www.chichester.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=19931, call Chichester District Council on 01243 534799 or email sport@chichester.gov.uk