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Cambridge Half Marathon sold out

by Press Release
Thursday 22nd October 2015

Race news: Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon in support of Cancer Research UK - Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon sold out this morning (22 October), just over an hour after it opened for general entry. The new, increased capacity of 7000 runners instead of 4500, was snapped up in record time. Entries are now only available via the official charity, Cancer Research UK.

The event will take place on Sunday 28 February 2016 and see participants take on a new one-lap 13.1mile course, which will combine the streets of the City Centre with the charm of the Countryside lanes.

The Half Marathon was reintroduced in 2012 after a 20-year break and has been extremely popular, especially with local runners. The entry process gives priority to local residents, who account for around 80% of all entrants each.

The route will still start and finish on Victoria Avenue, with Midsummer Common being the main event hub, it will head through the centre of Cambridge; past the Round Church, Kings College, Fitzwilliam Museum and along The Backs.  However, the new section will see the runners head out of the City along Trumpington Road, through Grantchester and back into the City along the Barton Road.

The event will continue to support Cancer Research UK and will be looking to build on the success of the previous four years, which have seen the event’s participants raise over £500,000 for the charity.
Cancer Research UK has confirmed that all money raised from the event will be ring fenced for research being carried out in the county.  

Will Savage from CRUK said: “It is by working with fantastic events, such as this, that we can fund our lifesaving research. At the Cambridge Half Marathon we hope to raise over £150,000, which will go directly into funding research in the Cambridge area, where last year we spent £42 million. Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives. Today, two in four people survive cancer, but our ambition is to accelerate progress so three in four people in the next 20 years.”  

The Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon benefits from invaluable local support from partners including Cambridge Property Lettings, The Sports Injury Clinic, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Consultants, GLL and Gonville Hotel. Nutrition providers include Erdinger Alkoholfrei and High5.

For more information visit: www.onestepbeyond.org.uk/cambridge-half-marathon.php


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