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runVillage Bakery Wrexham Half Marathon

With loyal support from the Village Bakery we continue to bring you this fast, flat and chip-timed half marathon.  Starting on Dunster Road and finishing at ‘The Club House’ Oak Road on Wrexham Industrial Estate, this super-quick race is popular with some of the fastest runners in the region as well as those tackling the distance for the first time. It is a well marshalled course with plenty of support and drink stations.

We offer £300.00 cash for 1st, £200.00 for 2nd & £100.00 for 3rd Open male and female as well as cash prizes for 1st place in Vet Categories.  There is a team prize for 1st male and female teams as well as the tasty traditional Welsh baked goodies for all finishers courtesy of the Village Bakery Wrexham. Look out for the 2020 new bespoke finishers medal. We will have temporary road closures and an increased free parking.  This race always sells out well in advance so register early.

We offer free entry to elite runners who have posted a 1.10 or quicker half (men) or 1.20 half (women), 2.30 or quicker marathon (men) or 2.50 (women) in 2017/2018.  Please contact us for consideration or with details of other times at the other classic distances.

Cut offtime

Due to the time of year and responsibility to our marshals we have a cut off time of 3 hours.

A sweep vehicle may be following the runners at this pace and you may be asked to board at 10 miles if it is clear you will not make the cut off point.

Listenup

Headphones are not allowed during this race in accordance with UK Athletics rules as the course does not have a full road closure except for bone conducting headphones.

Entrants must be 17 and over on race day. Entry cost is £15. 00 for UKA Affiliated Runners and £17.00 for non-UKA affiliated runners until 1st March 2019 when the price will increase to the standard rate of £21/£23. There is a late entry fee from Sunday 1st December which is £23/£25.

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“Isn’t it laps of the industrial estate?”

If we had pound for every time we heard that we would have retired by now.  The race starts and finishes on the industrial estate but in between passes through the villages of Isycoed, Bowling Bank, Ridley Wood and Sutton Green.

See if you can spot beautiful parish church of St Paul at around 8 miles or check out the views of the beautiful North Wales and nearby Cheshire countryside.

NOT SURE?FAQS

Full list of road closure details available on this link in the weeks building up to the race.

Each runner will be issued with a race number with a disposable timing chip attached to the back in their race pack.  This system is user friendly. All you need to do is remember your race number. The disposable system allows runners to have more flexibility at the finish line, since the removal of the chip is not required.

If you are using the single use chip, please ensure the following to receive an accurate time:

  • Race bib is clearly visible on the front of the torso
  • Race bib is unaltered and unmodified
  • Race bib is pinned in all four corners
  • Race bib is not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)

Please note: The race number allocated to you is for use by you only. Please do not pass on the race number unless you have completed the online transfer.  The transfer entry closing date is on your confirmation email.

Due to health and safety reasons, runners are not able to take part in the race while pushing a buggy.

No.  The race is a UK Athletics affiliated race and therefore dogs are not permitted.

Refunds are not available for the race but participants are able to transfer their space to someone else up until the closing date specified on the conformation email.  We do not allow deferrals to another race or to the same race the following year.

Full details of parking will be included in race instructions sent normally around 10 days prior to the race.

Toilets will be available on race day at Race HQ and close to the start line.  There will be a number of additional toilets on the course.

There are no changing or shower facilities.

Yes. A bag drop area can be found at Race HQ.

No.  The race is affiliated to UK Athletics and as there is a stretch not entirely closed to traffic it is not safe to do so.

No.  A number of the roads in the more rural parts of the course are rutted and not suitable.

We are always looking to improve the standard of the race.  Elite runners are invited to contact us at admin@runcheshire.com to check eligibility.

Testimonials

TestimonialAnn

Village Bakery Wrexham Half Marathon

“Amazing first half marathon experience. A large enough field not to feel lonely but not so big as to not have sufficient water, medals and most importantly crumpets! They went down a treat the next day. Course was amazing and flat as a pancake.  A fair drive for us from Yorkshire but totally worth it and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.”

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