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Worthing Half Marathon, 3km and Children's Mini Mile comes to Worthing in 2017

Released: Friday, 03 February 2017

Worthing Half Marathon

The second Worthing half marathon will be welcomed to Worthing on Sunday 12th February 2017.

2000 plus participants can expect to explore the most scenic parts of Worthing beginning in Marine Parade, navigating around the town before returning along the seafront for several miles.

Richard Xerri, Race Director says:

“Worthing has really taken to this event and placed the town on the map for a fast road based event. Last year we had some great times and achievements. We are one of the few events in the UK to offer free entry to those ranked in the top 200 over half or 10km in the UK.”

“Once again, I am excited to be assisting Guild Care in their fundraising efforts and supporting the local community with this event. Children play their school instruments, adults cheer the runners on and the wider running community support many businesses in town following the event.”

Katie Banister, Guild Cares Community Fundraising Officer, says:

“We are absolutely thrilled to be the chosen charity for the Worthing's Half-Marathon. Guild Care has been in the heart of the Worthing community since 1933 and your fundraising support will make an invaluable difference to people and families that use Guild Care.”

“Our services support the isolated elderly, people living with Dementia and children and young adults living with special needs .Caring for carers is also a key focus of our work.”

“Every step that you take on the Worthing Half-Marathon will be a step further in our bid to help people and families that use our services.”

“We can't wait to cheer everyone on at the second Worthing Half Marathon - good luck to everyone who takes part”.

Local children between the ages of 5 and 11 will also be able to take part in a children's specific race along with a 3km for aged 11 upwards. The aim of this race is to help build an Olympic legacy in the area and encourage more children to take up running and join local clubs.

Friends and families will be encouraged to come along and support the participants on the day taking in all that Worthing has to offer - both at the seaside and in the towns.

Cllr Bryan Turner, Executive Member for Regeneration at Worthing Borough Council, said:

“Last year's half marathon was a huge success and it was great to see so many people getting involved and supporting the event. This year we're going to build on that momentum and capture the legacy from our nation's extraordinary sporting achievements over the last year. With new activities like the 'Mini-Mile', the day will be great fun for all ages.”

“Even those not running are welcomed out to cheer on our runners and be part of the atmosphere throughout the town. These are exciting times for Worthing and events like this are showcasing exactly what the borough has to offer.”

To enter your place in the Worthing Half Marathon, 3km or Mini Mile, or just to find our more about the events, please visit the:

Photos: runners in the Worthing Half Marathon

PR17-017 - runner in the Worthing Half Marathon

PR17-017 - runners in the Worthing Half Marathon

(PR17-017)

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