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Farnborough Winter Half Marathon & 5K Fun Run

Date: 27th January, 2019

Sunday 27th January is an important date for Farnborough as it hosts the third Farnborough Half Marathon, returnng after a sell out first and second edition. Home of the world famous Air Show, Farnborough was crying out for a major running event and now, with the full support of Rushmoor Borough Council, we are pleased to say the town has an  established one - The Farnborough Winter Half Marathon. The start and finish area will again be under the famous Airship hangar in Farnborough Busines…

Sunday 27th January is an important date for Farnborough as it hosts the third Farnborough Half Marathon, returnng after a sell out first and second edition. Home of the world famous Air Show, Farnborough was crying out for a major running event and now, with the full support of Rushmoor Borough Council, we are pleased to say the town has an  established one - The Farnborough Winter Half Marathon.

The start and finish area will again be under the famous Airship hangar in Farnborough Business Park, which now stands as a monument to the past as a great piece of industrial art.

A revision of the route to avoid the two hills in the Farnborough International site makes the route faster than ever. Starting at the famous hangar, the route does a loop of the Business Park before heading out to the Frank Whittle roundabout and around the airfield to Fleet Road. Running along Fleet Road to Farnborough Road the route then drops down Government Hill and then back towards the canal along Shoe Lane, Laffans Lane and back onto the Fleet Road, from there the route returns to the finish in the reversing the outboudn route.

Entirely traffic free, we feel that the Farnborough half is not only the first major half marathon of the year it is also one of the flatest, fastest routes in the South.

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The 5km Fun Run is open to all runners over the age of 8 years (under 12s must be accompanied by an adult), which is on the first 5km of the Half Marathon route and is also traffic free. The 5km will be chip timed.

In 2018 weintroduced a Kiddies Run for 5 to 8 year olds and it returns again this year. The route is a circuit of 800m within the Business Park starting and finishing under the famous Airship Hangar. The route is traffic free and very safe The Kiddies Run is free to enter but you should register your children online through the entry link above.

Local Charity Support from Farnborough Winter Half

 

We are delighted to be working with two local charity partners once again for 2019: Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care and Step By Step. 

PHYLLIS TUCKWELL HOSPICE CARE

For over 35 years Phyllis Tuckwell has been supporting and caring for patients and families who are living with cancer, or another terminal illness (such as heart, lung or neurological disease).  Their wide range of services, all of which are offered free of charge, ensure that both patients and their families are able to make the most of the time they have left together.

Care is delivered from the Hospice in Farnham where there is an 18 bed In-Patient Unit and a Day Hospice, at the Beacon Centre in Guildford as well as their Hospice Care at Home team out in the community.   It costs around £10 million a year to run the Hospice’s services but only 20% of their costs are covered by the NHS/Government.  This means the charity has to raise around £20,000 every day and we are delighted to be doing our bit to support them.

If you would like to support the work of Phyllis Tuckwell please visit its Virgin Money/Just Giving page and give a donation.  Or you may like to ask friends and family to sponsor you.  Whatever you can do to benefit this worthwhile local charity will be gratefully received.

Visit Phyllis Tuckwells website for more information or go straight to their Virgin Money Giving page.

 

STEP BY STEP

For almost 25 years, Step by Step has been working directly with local young people to support them in achieving their aspirations.

The charity believes that young people needn’t be defined by difficult circumstances and intends to empower them through its work, ultimately preventing homelessness. It takes a unique step by step approach, providing accommodation; personal development opportunities such as skills workshops and training sessions; and specialist support services such as counselling and family mediation.

With 1 in 100 young people now expected to experience homelessness, unemployment rates three times higher for 16-25 year olds compared to the rest of the UK population, and half of all mental health problems being established by age 14, the need for its services has never been more prevalent. Step by Step needs to raise over £600,000 this year to deliver the services required to enable young people facing hard times to begin to thrive.

To support Step by Step’s work, please visit www.justgiving.com/stepbysteppartnership and set up your race sponsorship page.

To find out more about how Step by Step are working with young people in your area, please visit www.stepbystep.org.uk

 

THE ROUTE

Click HERE for the Half Marathon Route.

 

Race entry fees 

Farnborough Airshow early flyer entry fee - to 31st July:

  • Half marathon UKA Affiliated £24
  • Unattached runners £26

 

Entry Fee 1st August to 30th November:

  • Half marathon UKA Affiliated Club runners £26

  • Half marathon Unattached runners £28

 

Half Marathon Late entry fee from Dec 1st to January 20th or until race limit is reached:

  • Half marathon UKA Affiliated Club runners £33

  • Half marathon Unattached runners £35

 

Corporate Team £112 (5 runners with four fastest times to count)

 

5k Fun Run All Categories £10

Kiddies 800m Free of charge

 

Please note: The event entry platform provider Resultsbase charges an admin fee of £3 whick will be added to the cost of your entry.

The event limit is 3000 runners and entries will close on January 15th 2019 unless capacity has been reached before that date.

A quality technical T-shirt featuring the race logo can be purchased at the time of entry for £10. T-shirts have to be pre-ordered and will be availbale for pick up on the day. A limited number of T-shirts will be available on the day for £15. 

Half Marathon start: 9am

Age limit: 17yrs +

  • Bespoke medal to all finishers
  • Prizes for first 3 M/F, first Masters M/F 40, 45, 50, 55, 60+ and first corporate team
  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Free race photos

5k Fun Run start: 9:10am

Age limit: 8yrs +

  • Medals to all finishers
  • Prizes for first 3 M/F
  • Goody bag
  • Free race photos

800m Kiddies Run 9:15am

age limit: 5 to 8 yrs (family members may accompany the children without entering the run)

  • Medal to all finishers

Facilities

  • Full medical cover provided by event medical service provider GB EMS
  • Toilets
  • Secure bag storage facility at the start/finish

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