The trophy presented to the winner of the 4th Lichfield Half Marathon this year is to be renamed the Geraldine Agnew Trophy in honour of the Gym Manager at Lichfield Health and Fitness Club where she had worked for many years before tragically passing away due to a brain aneurysm whilst on holiday in Vietnam last December.
Kevin Wilson of organisers KP Events paid tribute to Geraldine who he knew as a member of the gym where she worked; “Geraldine was a keen runner and helped us when we were putting the first half marathon together in Lichfield in 2010, she would run the course and feedback her thoughts as an experienced marathon runner. I’ll never forget how proud she was to run in the very first Lichfield Half Marathon in May 2010 so to name the event trophy in her honour was just something we really wanted to do as a fitting memory to her and her family.”
The Lichfield Half-Marathon 2014
In association with VIRGIN ACTIVE and TESCO EXTRA LICHFIELD
This event starts in 16 days, 17 hours, 54 minutes, 27 seconds
Entries received after the 29th April will NOT receive race numbers and info in the post – collection on the day only, please report to the registration desk.
- START TIME: 10.30am Sunday the 4th May 2014
- STARTS AT: King Edward VI School, Upper St. John Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire
- FINISHES AT: Stowe Fields. Lichfield
- ENTRY FEE: £22 Affiliated/Club Runner/ £24 Non Affiliated Club Runner
- NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY
- INSURANCE: Full Public Liability
- GOODIE BAGS: for all finishers
- TROPHIES to first 3 men and first 3 women
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The Virgin Active Mini Marathon – NEW FOR 2014
Sunday May 4th. 11am Stowe Field. A 1.3k mini marathon event for junior runners, starting adjacent to the finish of the Lichfield Half Marathon on Stowe Field. The course follows the circuit around Stowe Pool, a beautiful scenic route aimed at 2 age groups – primary (6-11) and secondary (11-15), with one race featuring both age groups. You can register here and the cost is £5.00 and each runner will receive a commemorative memento.
PRE HALF MARATHON PASTA PARTY
The Bowling Green Inn in Lichfield, part of the Ember Inn group, is really getting involved with the staging of the Lichfield Half Marathon. General manager Mo Zaami is hosting a pre half marathon Pasta Party on Saturday May 3rd from 7.30pm, tickets are only £5 and everyone is invited. As well as the Pasta Party there’s a free entry 80s theme party on the same night in the main area of the Inn.
Mo sees the events as a way of supporting KP Events in bringing people to the city; “The Bowling Green is delighted to be working with KP Events in promoting the Lichfield Half Marathon as an event that welcomes people to the city on a May Bank Holiday weekend. We are committed to making people welcome, be they local or from outside Lichfield.”
All Lichfield Marathon runners will receive a 20% discount voucher for use in The Bowling Green which can be used up to 2 weeks post event.
If you’re looking for a motivational boost to help you improve your running, or just some advice on the latest kit, then KP Events is offering you the chance to claim a copy of either Men’s Running or Women’s Running Magazine; and it’s completely free.
Try a Triathlon, in Under a Minute!
The Virgin Active “World’s Shortest Try-athlon World Record Attempt in Aid of Local Charity “We Love Lichfield”, around Princes Park, Burntwood on Monday 5th May 2014
This event starts in 17 days, 17 hours, 24 minutes, 27 seconds
KP Events, organisers of the Lichfield Half Marathon and Cathedral Dash are staging a World record attempt; the ‘Virgin Active World’s shortest try-athlon’ on Bank Holiday Monday, 5th May 2013 at 10am to raise money for local charity We Love Lichfield.
The try-athlon will be around the UK’s smallest park – Princes Park off Farewell Lane in Burntwood. Participants will cycle first on an exercise bike supplied by Virgin Active for 10 seconds, then run for 55 paces before swimming the final leg in a specially designed pool. In total, the whole event will last approximately 25 – 45 seconds and everyone will get wet! Anybody and everybody can take part and the event will be sent to the Guinness Book of World Records for verification.
People can register for £5 ONLINE and a percentage of the entrance fee plus collections on the day will go to We Love Lichfield. It is hoped that over 500 people attend raising in the region of £1000 for the Fund.
FANCY A BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND IN LICHFIELD?
Coming to run the Lichfield Half Marathon on Bank Holiday Sunday May 3rd??
Why not spend the weekend in the city and take in its sights and sounds plus attend the pre-event Pasta Party at the Bowling Green Inn on the Saturday night May 3rd. You can stay in the prestigious George Hotel in the city centre and KP Events is happy to confirm the offer of £45.00 for a single room and £55.00 for a double room at the George Hotel in Lichfield city centre for the bank holiday weekend of Lichfield Half Marathon May 3rd and 4th and 5th 2014 for runners, friends and families. The weekend is promising to have a range of events aimed at encouraging participants to come and spend the bank holiday weekend in the city.
2014 Birmingham Fun Run
Organised by the Birmingham Insurance Institute in aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust (Charity Number. 700859)
This event starts in 5 months, 3 days, 18 hours, 24 minutes, 27 seconds
- DATE: Sunday 21st September 2014
- TIME: 10am Registration for 11am Start
- STARTS & FINISHES AT: Sutton Park, Town Gate, Park Road, Sutton Coldfield, B74 2YT
- ENTRY FEE: £5 for 5K, £10 for 10K
- INSURANCE: Full Public Liability
- TROPHIES: To First Male & First Female of 5K & 10K
- PRIZES: To First Two Males & First Two Females of 5K & 10K
- MEDALS & GOODIE BAGS: For All Finishers
Sponsorship form and T&Cs will appear here soon.
THE LICHFIELD DASH IS BACK
The much loved (and much missed in 2013!!!) Lichfield Dash is back and booked into Cathedral Close for Saturday July 26th, and our friends at Waitrose are on board as event sponsors in its comeback year.
More news about the exact format and timetable will be revealed in due course but the usual mix of races and activities for youngsters will be featured strongly with new elements promised to give the Dash new attractions for the usually large crowd to enjoy.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This event starts in 3 months, 8 days, 17 hours, 54 minutes, 27 seconds