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CARLISLE HALF: Just one month to go!

Book your place for the 15 March half marathon

19 February 2020

Runners of all ages and abilities are reminded that there is just over a month to go to secure your place at the DSD Carlisle Half marathon event, which starts and finishes at Brunton Park on Sunday 15 March.

The DSD Carlisle Half will run for a third time this Spring, with the two previous events having been staged in September in 2018 and 2019.

Speaking about the event, organiser Ian Milburn said: “We’ve chosen the Eden Valley Hospice as our official charity partner again this year because I think everybody knows how important that facility is to so many people in this region.

“When we first started this event in 2018 it was with Tony Hopper and MND very much at the forefront of our minds, but we also worked closely with Jigsaw and the Hospice.

“We want to continue that in recognition of the work they do.”

“In terms of the event itself, we want to see it grow,” he added. “These things take time, but we think the switch from September to March will help with that.

"The running calendar is very congested around the Autumn time of year, so this gives people another good event six-months before the Cumbrian Run and the Great North Run take place.

“The good thing about this is that it isn’t just about the half marathon. We also have a 10k race and a Fun Run for families and younger participants.

"The fact that it all takes place around Brunton Park adds to atmosphere with it being one of the main focal points in the city, and we’d like to thank the club for the way they’ve supported us over the last three years.”

Carlisle Half coordinator Mike James added: “Our aim is for 1,500 people to take part this time. We’ve had around 1,000 for the first two events, so that would be a good step forward.

“With the change to the timing of the event we see no reason why this won’t grow and grow from here. DSD have been superb with helping us, and they are our main sponsors once again.

“Kingmoor Park are sponsoring the fun-run with their close link to Carlisle Youth Zone. We give entries to the Youth Zone as part of that and that’s so we can encourage as many children as possible to take part, including children with disabilities. I’d also like to thank Riverside Recruitment, who are also on board with us once again.”

To book your place go to the official website for more information.

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