The Rotary Club of Henley Bridge are making the final arrangements for the 37th Henley Half Marathon and 10k which takes place on Sunday, 13 October – back to its usual place in the running calendar.
Invesco Perpetual are again the main sponsor of the Half Marathon. Both races start from the Henley Rugby Club on the Reading Road at 9.30am. The race takes runners through the town centre, along the Thames towpath through the Chiltern beech woods and up the notorious Fawley Hill! Both races finish at the Henley Rugby Club.
All of the money raised is for local charities including; Camp Mohawk, the RNLI, Nomads and many local groups who help steward the race, run the car park and help at the various water stations.
Annie Lathaen from the Rotary Club said, “We are hoping that this year lots of schools will enter with pupils, teachers and parents taking part. It is a great fun day and a great opportunity to raise money for local school projects. Shiplake Primary has entered many times and been able to improve their outside environment with proceeds from the race. As with all distance races many runners support a variety of national charities, raising money through sponsorship for organisations such as Cancer Research, British Heart Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Nurses, Sue Ryder and many other deserving charities. Therefore, the race day makes a great deal of money for many charities both locally and nationally.”
Invesco Perpetual not only sponsor the Half Marathon but many members of staff run in both races to raise money for their own named charity. This not only raises the profile of the Half Marathon but increases the amount of money going to charity. Last year all of the Invesco runners finished their race and expect to run in the 2018 half marathon or 10k.
Time to get into training?…then enter a race. Done it before?… challenge yourself to beat your previous best time.
Runners are guaranteed entry on the day and are able to sign up for chip timing up until 9.15am on the 21st October. Half Marathon entry is £35.00 and the 10k £30.00 if you book on line in advance. More information is available on the Henley Bridge Half Marathon & 10k website at henleyhalfmarathon.org