Warwick Half Marathon

Join thousands of runners on this completely traffic-free route around the beautiful town of Warwick and its surrounding countryside. Starting and finishing at Warwick Racecourse on entirely tarmacked roads, this run is suitable for all abilities and wheelchair users. 

Cost:£26
Event Time:11:00 am
Event Date:03 April 2016
Event Distance:13.1 Miles

Running Events

History | Getting Started | Top Events


Running events are some of the most popular types of fitness events out there – and are one of the easiest to get in to, whilst being very tricky to master. Because of this, it is a great place to start when you want to get in to a fitness regime – but there is a lot more to it than simply placing one foot in front of the other!

Runners taking part in a running event


Brief History of Running

Competitive races are thought to have at first started (as with many sports) with the Ancient Greeks, though many other traces link it to the Egyptians, parts of Asia and many other parts of Africa. One of the earliest recorded event is from 1829 BCE at an Irish festival honouring the goddess Tailtiu in a series of sporting events known as the Tailteann Games. A thousand years later in 776 BCE, we have the first record of the Olympics in Greece, and this is likely where many forms of runs and marathons have their origins.

Since then many different type of events have come about – through the Olympic Games are still probably the most famous. Throughout the world events are held all the time from simple small 5k runs to enormous 26 mile sprints like the London Marathon.


How to get started in running events

Luckily it is one of the easiest sports to get in to – you just need to start moving! Starting off with small jogs and sprints is the best way to get started and then you can slowly start to increase distance to build yourself up to bigger and better runs. I’d suggest started off with something like a 5K as this is not too challenging but long enough for you to get a real sense for what is involved in the sport. You can read our article here all about how to prepare for your first 5K which will give you some more insight on how to get your training started.

Once you get started you will quickly see there is a lot more to taking on a run than simply getting out there and jogging. If you are looking to get serious then you may want to start investing in some good gear – a good pair of running trainers is the best place to start. You can also invest in a lot of other running specific clothing too though be warned things can start to get expensive.


Running Races Near Me

There are quite a lot of different runs to choose from depending on what kind of experience you are looking for, we list some of the best running events in the UK, if you know what type of event you want you can click one of the links below to find out more;

 

Fun Runs  | 5K Runs  | 10K Runs  | Half Marathons  | Marathons

 


Top Running Events in 2020

We have picked out the best events taking place in 2020. We have lots more listings available, just click on the 'Running Events' tab at the top of this page to find them.

Bournemouth Marathon

Although we have picked this particular event, there are actually 4 different events taking place at the Bournemouth Marathon Festival so you really do have the widest choice available to suit your ability. Not only does it have great options but also stunning scenery, it takes place along the coastline and also the iconic Bournemouth pier. We have been to the Half Marathon event before so check out our review here.

Find out more about the 2020 Bournemouth Marathon

 


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Join thousands of other runners supporting the fight against heart disease by taking on this 13.1 mile challenge around the historic streets of Warwick.  

Your entry includes

  • A technical event t-shirt
  • Timing chip
  • A medal for all finishers
  • Full route signage and marshalling
  • Downloadable map
  • Training guidance
  • Fundraising support 
  • Medical support

 

Raise money

Your fundraising helps our researchers make more discoveries and keep more hearts beating. Your registration fee covers the cost of organising the event, but it's the money you raise that helps to fund life saving research. 

Create an online fundraising page - it's the easiest way to get sponsored. Share your page on Facebook, Twitter and by email so your family and friends can sponsor you.

Take a look at our fundraising guide for more inspirational ideas to boost your fundraising.

 

Get fit for your challenge

These are challenging runs and you'll need to have a good level of fitness to take part. Plan your training with expert tips and advice in our running training zone.

Being active is an important part of reducing your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Get more heart health tips.

Make sure you have the right kit

Take a look at our recommended running kit list for what to wear on the day and what to bring with you. Bring some warm layers with you for after the event as March can be nippy. You'll receive your participant number in the post just before the event.

Get your family and friends involved

Your family and friends could be part of the action as well. Why not ask them to take part with you, or they could come and help on the day. Volunteers are vital in making our events a success.

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