Cambridge Half Marathon
Sunday 5th March 2017
Race starts at 9.30am on Midsummer Common
The Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon began in 2012 with 3000 competitors, in 2016 the course was revised to include a single loop, which meant it was able to grow to 7000 competitors. The event in 2017 is set to be the biggest and best yet with 9000 entries available.
Competitors will receive all the elements you would expect from a high profile city centre running event, including online registration, chip timing, UKA certified distance, on course entertainment, professional event medical cover, high quality medals and goodie bags!
Since 2016, the course has been a new one-lap loop starting on Victoria Avenue, with Midsummer Common being the main event hub. It heads through the centre of Cambridge; past the Round Church, Kings College, Fitzwilliam Museum and along The Backs. The new section sees the runners head out of the city along Trumpington Road, through Grantchester and back into the city along the Barton Road.
So far the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon has raised over £500k for Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to saving lives through research. They receive no government funding and rely on people like you to help fund their ground-breaking work into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer.
People's chances of surviving cancer has doubled in the past 40 years, however, more than one in three of us will still get cancer at some point.
With the streets lined with support the atmosphere will be electric, making this the perfect event for those who are dipping their toes into the half marathon pond for the first time, and those who are seeking that PB alike.
Trust us, this will be an event that you won't want to miss, whether you are a runner or spectator.