Everything you need to know about Lincoln Half Marathon 2017

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The Lincoln Half Marathon will return for its second staging next month.

Take a look at our guide for everything you need to know about the Lincoln Half Marathon 2017:

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Timings

All runners are requested to arrive at the Lincolnshire Showground no later than 8.30am on Sunday,  October 1, ready for a 9.30am start.

Race day key timings for the Lincoln Half Marathon:

  • 8.30am: All runners to be on site
  • 8.55am: Warm up
  • 9.10am: Start pens open
  • 9.30am: Half Marathon starts
  • 10.40am: First Half Marathon finishers
  • 12pm-12.15pm: Prize-giving presentation on stage

The route

The closed-road 13.1 mile race will take runners along the Fossdyke Canal and through Brayford Wharf.

Runners will the then travel uphill towards the Cathedral Quarter and Lincoln Castle before returning to finish at the Lincolnshire Showground.

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The Lincolnshire Showground will act as the race hub and there will be music, entertainment and food and drink vendors for runners and spectators both before and after the race.

A team of pacers will also be helping runners to hit their target times at the Lincoln Half Marathon, and they will be clearly identifiable with their running kit and pacing flags.

Pacers will be running at 1hr 30mins, 1hr 45mins, 2hr, 2hr 15mins and 2hr 30mins.

The closed-road course will offer four drinks station points, UKA-certified mile markers and music hot spots lining the route. Over 300 event marshals will be on hand to provide support and ensure everything runs smoothly. An interactive map can be found here.

Additional information on race day road closures and traffic management can be found here.

The Lincoln Half Marathon is supporting two official charities this year, Cancer Research UK and The Ethan Maull ‘Up Yours to Cancer’ Foundation, both of whom have a strong presence of runners running to raise money for them.

Race Director Iain Hamilton said: “It is set to be a fantastic day of running with superb crowd support and we look forward to seeing everyone there!”

Entry to the Lincoln Half Marathon costs £32 affiliated / £34 non-affiliated. Late entries are available until midnight on September 25 through the race website