Starting in the Town Centre before heading off to the surrounding countryside with close proximity via Junction 15 to the M1, a picturesque course and an inspiring finish in the shadow of Delapre Abbey making a terrific backdrop for the Northampton Half Marathon.
The race, which is also the Northants County Championships in 2014, starts with a tour of Northampton's heritage. Starting adjacent to the Guild Hall the route will take in part of the town centre and include significant historical sites of the town including the Shoemakers Museum before heading out of town for some picturesque countryside running.
Where: The race start is located in the heart of Northampton.
When: On Sunday 14th September, 2014.
Entry Fees: Half Marathon: £25.00 affiliated runners. £27.00 non affiliated runnersAll Runners entering the Northampton Half Marathon must be 17 or older on the day of the race.
If affiliated please ensure that you include your UKA license number when entering online.
Parking: Event Parking will be near the the finish in Delapre Country Park, for directions click here. The walking route to the start will be signed and is about 0.4 of a mile, a small bag drop facility will be available at the start area to allow a discard of pre-race clothing only. In addition there is free parking in the town centre but this will not be signed or marshalled.
Toilets: Available at the Old Bank and portable facilities near the start area, post race facilities will be available at Delepre Abbey. Changing facilities are limited.
Course: A mix of City Centre Running and quiet Country lanes showcasing Northampton at it's best. click here for more course detail. The course has been measured by the Association of UK Course Measurers - Certificate No. 14/266.
Drinks & Refreshments: There will multiple Gu aid stations in the finish area and on the course providing water, Gu energy gels and jelly babies.
Massage: Sports massage will be available for a small fee after the race.
Race Goodies: Finishers Medal & Commemorative race T shirt is provided FREE to all finishers plus digital race photograph to all finishers.
Overnight Accomodation: For anyone wishing to made a weekend of it we have arranged a
discounted rate of £77 per room, bed & breakfast at the Marriot Hotel which is located on the race route close to the finish. This represents a saving of over 20%
on their standard prices click here to book a room at the discounted rate.
Under UKA Rules|
Race License 2014 - 12573