Chichester Half-Marathon returns after 25 years

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THE Chichester Half-Marathon is returning after a 25-year absence.

The event will be held on Sunday, October 14 and will include a mixture of road and cross-country terrain.

The half-marathon has been organised by Chichester District Council and the charity Children on The Edge.

The charity is dedicated to working on behalf of vulnerable children who are often victims of war.

Chichester District Council is urging people to take part.

Councillor Eileen Lintill, who is in charge of community services, said: ‘We hope a wide spectrum of the community will take part, not just elite runners but people taking part in their first half-marathon too.

‘Children on the Edge is a truly inspiring cause to be running for and by paying an entry fee and taking part you’ll be helping a charity where a little really can go a long way.’

The run starts and ends at Chichester College and takes in many of the city’s historic sites, including the cathedral and the city walls.

It will then lead up to the South Downs before runners return to the city along the Centurion Way.

Entry to the half-marathon is £22 for members of affiliated UK Athletics Association clubs and £25 for non-affiliated runners. The minimum age to enter is 17 years old and the closing date for entries is October 5.

To enter the event visit chichester.gov.uk or call (01243) 534799.