The 2020 Four Oaks Financial Services Lichfield Half-Marathon is on Sunday 10th May and starts at 10.30am. Keep an eye on our website, social media and our e-newsletter sent out to subscribers. Not subscribed? Follow the link on the right-hand side of our website.
Last year’s half-marathon was a huge success and will be using the same scenic 13.1-mile route taking in the picturesque villages of Whittington and Fradley which surround the beautiful city of Lichfield. The city centre finish to the race affords a stunning view of Lichfield Cathedral, making this arguably one of the most visually spectacular finishes to a half-marathon anywhere in the world.
Event starts: in 4 months, 28 days, 7 hours, 3 minutes, 31 seconds.
We are delighted to announce that we have a new sponsor for this event. Four Oaks Financial Services is a well-respected firm of Financial Advisers based in Lichfield and will be the event sponsors for 2020 and 2021.
Now in its 10th year, this popular half-marathon is already filling up fast, and we are anticipating more runners than ever before.
You can enter at a discounted price of £10 if you opt to run for either of the two good causes Four Oaks Financial Services is supporting.
The two good causes are Buddy Bag Foundation, which is a charity that helps children that find themselves in women’s refuges after fleeing from domestic abuse. And, the other good cause is to raise money to buy an ECG Heart Rate Monitor for Avon 3 Ward at Worcester Royal Infirmary. This follows the death of George, father-in-law of Four Oaks Financial Services’ Managing Director, Martin Ward.
George had received amazing care at the Worcester Royal Infirmary for 6 weeks, but on the day he died, he needed an ECG machine to check his heart. There are only 3 in the entire hospital and it took over an hour for the machine to arrive. He died later that day from heart failure. Members of the Ward family will be running for the ECG machine and a number of the Four Oaks staff raising money for Buddy Bag Foundation.
You can opt to run for either of these good causes on our on-line entry system. Four Oaks Financial Services has been providing financial advice to people in Lichfield and across the region for many years. They have a unique holistic approach to financial planning click here to find out more.
Visit the Four Oaks Financial Services stand at the Start and Finish points to meet their team and enter a free competition.
Start area for the Half Marathon: King Edwards VI School Lichfield, Upper St John Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire.
Postcode for Sat Nav: WS14 9EE
You will find plenty of parking at King Edwards VI, but please arrive in plenty of time as we expect large numbers of vehicles and long queues. Please use these car parks and do NOT park on the local streets. Please come ‘ready to run’ as changing is limited, and we cannot provide shower facilities for the numbers involved.
The finish line for the Half Marathon is situated on Stowe Fields off Stowe Rd, near the city centre, Lichfield WS13 6AQ. This is only just over a mile walk from the start, and where your car is parked. An easy walk back for those aching legs, but we also have a free return coach service. Look out for signs.
Prizes will be awarded as soon as possible after the races. First 3 men and first 3 women only this year. Goody bags and memento for everybody.
Results will be published on the day or soon afterwards, and will also be available on our website
RACE CHIPS Please note we will be using timing chips, so we can give you very accurate results. This chip is now attached to the back of your race number.
- Kind Edwards School (Start)
- Upper St Johns Street
- Tamworth Road
- Common Lane
- Main Street Whittington
- Burton Road
- Stockford Lane
- Fine Lane
- Fradley Lane
- Church Lane
- Hay End Lane
- Gorse Lane
- Netherstowe Lane
- Eastern Avenue
- Brownsfield Road
- Stowe Road Stowe Field (Finish)