The 5th Chichester Half Marathon is open for sign ups and with two new races on offer, it promises to be the best one yet.
In conjunction with Chichester District Council, Children on the Edge have launched the 2016 Chi Half. This stunning ‘multi-terrain’ half marathon, has been described as “an iconic South Coast race, a must for any serious runner” and this year introduces some great new features making it accessible to an even wider group of runners.
For this year’s event, planned for 9th October 2016, the Chi Half team are expecting a huge response from those returning and new runners alike. The 2015 event hosted nearly 1,000 runners but this year they have been able to increase the entry limit to 1500 runners.
The main event will be the standard Half Marathon, a beautiful route which takes in the major City Centre sights and landmarks as well as spectacular rural scenery in the surrounding Lavant and Goodwood countryside. The terrain is a good mixture of road, paths, cycle tracks and cross country.
In addition to this, the team are introducing two new features, the Ten Mile Race and a Team Relay Race:
The Team Relay Race is a great way to involve anyone new to running as the Race comprises three legs of varying distances (3.6 miles – 5.9 miles). It's also great for bringing club mates, friends and families into the event who feel much more comfortable with shorter distance but will still experience the enjoyment of the half marathon event. If you can do a 5K, you can be part of a relay team!
The Ten Mile Race is a fantastic warm-up for anyone in training for longer races or who isn’t quite ready for challenge of the Trundle! You’ll enjoy all the benefits of running through the City and climbing two thirds of the Trundle, with all the splendid views of the Solent, without the last gruelling leg of that hill to contend with!
Whether you’re going for the full Half Marathon, a Relay team or Ten Miler, registration is open, so get in there an reserve your place at the start line.
Sign up for a Chi Half Race
Find out more
Get the latest stories direct to your inbox: