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Early bird entries open for Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K

Date published: 06 January 2019


Registration is already open for this year’s Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K - and prices have been cut by up to 28 per cent for an early bird offer.

Entry for the half marathon has been reduced by £7 and there’s £4 off the 10K for all entries received by 31 March 2019.

Over 200 people have already signed up for the popular event which returns on Sunday 6 October. All races will start and finish by the grade one listed Rochdale Town Hall, they will be chip-timed on fully-marshalled traffic-free courses, with a technical t-shirt and medal handed out to finishers. 

Since 2015 over 4,500 people have taken part in the event, which sets out on routes taking in town and some of the north west’s most picturesque countryside scenes like Hollingworth Lake. 

Councillor Janet Emsley, the council’s cabinet member for neighbourhoods, community and culture said early demand for places has been high: “Whether you’re looking to run your first 10K or half marathon in 2019 or get that personal best you’ve been striving for, now is the time to set your goals and sign up.  We sold 200 places within a couple of weeks of going on sale so demand is strong. Our early bird discount should encourage more people to secure their places for what is already a great value event.”

Half marathon places now cost £23.40 for club-runners, £25.40 for non-club runners, while the 10K is £15.60 for club runners, £17.60 for non-club runners. Fun Run entry opens in July. 

To enter online or find out more, visit www.rochdale.gov.uk/run

The event is organised by Middleton Harriers, Rochdale Harriers and Rochdale Triathlon Club supported by Rochdale Borough Council.

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