Local organisers, OSB Events, have today confirmed the launch of the Lincoln Half Marathon, which will take place for the first time on 2 October 2016 and is aiming to attract 4000 runners.
The race hub, start & finish will be at the Lincolnshire Showground, with the closed road route heading into Lincoln, past some of the cityÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s historical highlights and then circling the vibrant harbour of the Brayford Waterfront.
Race Director, Iain Hamilton said: ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re excited to bring a half marathon race to our home town of Lincoln. Having organised events in and around the Midlands since 1991, itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s great that weÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re able to launch an event here. Our aim is to contribute to the growing local economy by bringing people into the city and raising the profile of the city.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
He added: “Along with Cancer Research UK, we will be supporting a local charity which is close to our hearts, The Ethan Maull ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Up Yours to CancerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ Foundation. They are aiming to fund a home in Lincoln where families can stay whilst their children receive cancer treatment. We aim to support them in their mission to improve facilities for families whose children are affected by cancer.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Your Print Partner is also proud to announce today that it is an official partner sponsor of the event.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œI canÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t wait for this event to come to Lincoln” said YPP Managing Director Stuart Maclaren. “For small businesses, the increased number of people coming into the city is great news. Other cities have half marathon events and it feels like this is very positive news for Lincoln.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
OSB Events will work closely with Lincoln City council to ensure that all competitors and local residents enjoy a safe and enjoyable event.
Angela Andrews, Chief Executive of Lincoln City Council commented, “As Lincoln continues its rise to national prominence, we will join the many major cities across the country offering a city centre half marathon experience. This will not only provide a fantastic event for the local community, but also attract significant tourist interest to support the local economy as people from far and wide race to take part in a truly unique event.”
Pre registration isÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â now openÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â via the OSB Events websiteÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â www.osbevents.com.