Welwyn Garden City has fantastic sporting facilities and is surrounded by some great sporting clubs and associations. We are excited to bring this mass participation event to the area for another year. The race will be organised by Active Training World under UKA rules and will be hosted at Gosling Sports Park, Welwyn Garden City.
The route for the race is a mixture of a residential setting and a rural section along the Cole Green Way cycle path. The race will also start and finish on Gosling Running Track.
The route is best described as undulating but quick with many personal bests reported in 2015-2017. It will be an ideal final preparation race for London or other spring marathons.
DID YOU KNOW: The world half marathon record used to be held on a half marathon route in Welwyn Garden City! Tony Simmons 1:02:37 on June 24 1978
Before the race (8:40am) we will have a free kids event called the Welwyn Micro Marathon. This will be a single lap of the track and kids of any age can take part. They can run, be pushed in a buggy or carried around the track and all finishers will get a medal. You don’t have to enter in advance – just turn up on the morning!
The Welwyn Half Marathon consists of a large loop which will take you through the stunning rural areas of Welwyn and surrounding areas before finishing on the track. The Micro Marathon is 400m (1 lap of the track).
The course has a new closed roads section, which is outlined in the new map here
There will be water aid stations on the course and there are mile markers. There will also be pace makers in the field.
The start time for the Micro Marathon is 8.40am – The main race will start at 9am on the track also. Chip timing will be provided by Active Training World.
Race numbers will be collected on the day of the race. Please arrive in good time to collect your race number and timing chip. The registration desk will close at 08:30am. Race numbers must be visible on the front of your top or race belt.
Toilets and changing rooms will be available on the day inside the sports centre.
Parking will be marshaled and is limited on the grounds of the sports centre, a short walk from the track.
- Event T Shirt and medal to all finishers
- Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female prizes of £150, £100 & £50 respectively.
- Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female trophies
- Age group trophies for M40+, M50+, M60+, M70+, W40+, W50+, W60+,W70+
- 1st Male team shield (4 to score)
- 1st Female team shield (3 to score)