It’s so hard to strike a good balance with city race routes. You want to take in the key sights of the city, but you need to get the distance in. There are also considerations like where to put a huge event village, road closures and timings. The Saucony Cambridge Half, which takes place on 8th March 2020, has just announced a new route to try to show off the best of the city.
Cambridge Half is a hugely popular race for many reasons. It’s a really well organised event in an iconic city, which also benefits from closed roads. The timing of the race (early March) is good for those wanting a tune-up race for the London Marathon and for runners wanting a target to see them through the bleak winter months. It’s also fast, flat and chip-timed!
The new route will take in two Cambridge colleges – Jesus College and Kings College. You will run through the grounds and get a good look at the historic buildings. It’s the first time that the race will go through college grounds and it should provide runners with a nice distraction.
You can see a video preview of the new route here:
If you’re starting to make race plans for next year and you like the look of Cambridge Half, you can pre-register now. Then entries open as follows:
- November 4th for the VIP package
- November 6th for pre-registered runners with a Cambridge postcode
- November 7th for all other pre-registered runners
All runners will receive a medal, free race day photos and a (non-plastic) goody bag. There’s also free pre and post race massage available. For those runners who go for the VIP option there’s also some quite tempting sounding perks such as access to a HEATED VIP tent with food and drink, as well as a technical t-shirt and the option to have your race pack posted to you to avoid having to queue to register on the day.
Find out more about the new route and how to enter at www.cambridgehalfmarathon.com