The starting gun has been fired for the opening of registration for next year's Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K and prices have been slashed by up to 28% for the event's early bird offer.
The early bird offer means that entry for the half marathon has been reduced by £7, and there's now £4 off the 10K for the first 300 places or entries received by Saturday, 31 March 2018.
Over 100 people have already signed up for our popular event which returns on Sunday, 7 October 2018. Once again all races will start and finish by Rochdale Town Hall, they will be chip-timed on fully-marshalled traffic-free courses, with a technical t-shirt and medal handed out to finishers.
'We have made our early bird offer better value'
Since 2015 over 3,200 people have taken part in the event, which sets out on routes taking in town and some of the north west's most picturesque countryside scenes.
Councillor Janet Emsley, our cabinet member for neighbourhoods, community and culture said demand for places has been higher than ever:
"We sold the first 100 places within a week of going on sale and interest in the event is stronger than we've ever seen. We have made our early bird offer better value and I hope lots of people will take the opportunity to make running one of our races top of their New Year's resolutions list. This early bird discount should encourage people to secure their places for what is already a great value event."
The event is organised by Middleton Harriers, Rochdale Harriers and Rochdale Triathlon Club and supported by us.
Alexandra Cook from title sponsor Williams BMW Rochdale said:
"This event exemplifies the community spirit of Rochdale and helps to raise much needed funds for valuable causes too. Williams BMW Rochdale is very proud to be part of the Rochdale Half Marathon, and looks forward to helping deliver another great event in 2018.".
Half marathon places now cost £21.40 for club-runners, £24.40 for non-club runners, while the 10K is £13.60 for club runners, £16.60 for non-club runners, with prices including the booking fee. Fun Run entry opens in July 2018.
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