Warrington Running Festival announced

A brand new running event is coming to Warrington this summer.

20th September 2020 will see the inaugural Warrington Running Festival take place in the town.

The brand new, large-scale event is being delivered by established organisation, RunThrough, who have strong links to Warrington, and a track record of delivering successful running events across the country, including in the North West.

Starting and finishing at the iconic Golden Gates, the festival will feature four running events in one day – with the opportunity to take part in a Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, or a kids’ race, in and around Warrington town centre.

Warrington Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for leisure and community, Cllr Tony Higgins, said: “It’s great news that a major running event will be returning to Warrington this summer. The Warrington Running Festival will give people from our town and beyond an exciting opportunity to join thousands of others in getting active, achieving a great accomplishment and raising money for worthy causes.

“At the heart of the festival will be inclusion, with a number of events allowing people to run a distance that suits them. RunThrough have first-class credentials for running events, and I’m looking forward to them making this a real success for Warrington and a fantastic addition to our sporting and community calendar.”

Warrington-born co-founder of RunThrough, Ben Green, said: “The Warrington Running Festival is an exciting new event for Warrington. We have been delivering successful and highly regarded running events for seven years – including the London Half Marathon, Cheshire 10k, Run Tatton, Run Aintree, Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon and many more, with over 120,000 runners taking part in a RunThrough event in 2019 alone.

“We are delighted to be bringing this large-scale event to Warrington, giving people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to push themselves – in a road closed, flat and fast route – to their own, chip- timed, personal best. The countdown to 20th September begins now!”

The Warrington Running Festival route will be different to previous half marathons in Warrington – further details will be announced soon!

For more information on the event and to register to run, please visit warringtonrunningfestival.com

Check out runthrough.co.uk for hints, tips and inspiration or to connect with other runners.

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