Take a tour round your new look Derby Half Marathon route with East Midlands' expert Richard Kay and see why we are so excited to capture the culture of this super city in 2019.
With the help of our Events Team Manager and former GB cross-country runner, Richard Kay, we have managed to whittle down our new look Derby Half Marathon into 8 mouth-watering highlights! Feast your eyes on these belters below...
NEW FOR 2019! The Derby Half Marathon start line will make a move for the city centre! On Sunday 9th June, you'll be among thousands of excited runners lining up at Derby's iconic Iron Gate which is home to Cathedral Quarter - voted Britain’s ‘Best City Location’ in the Great British High Street Awards 2016. Will you be ready to soak up this new city centre atmosphere June 2019?
You'll still be able to hear the start line cheers as you face your first humbling half marathon highlight - the Cathedral of All Saints. At 65m tall, Derby's towering cathedral will shield you from the elements in its spectacular shadow and keep your pace up early doors.
Elvaston Castle Country Park, home of gothic revival masterpiece Elvaston Catsle, is a privilege to run through. A parkland eutopia which will treat you to 1.5 miles of gorgeously green scenery. How's that!? Keep an eye out for Elvaston's beautifully quaint cricket club as you pass through the park.
Love a good park run? Then you'll find mile 10 a treat! Enjoy the park's pleasant pathways as you are reminded that there's 'not long to go now' by your fellow runners! Each step is one closer to the glory of the finish line!
Home of Championship high-flyers Derby County FC, it wouldn't be a Derby Half Marathon without featuring this flagship stadium. Crowds will flock around the Ram's home ground to create an electric atmosphere at mile 11 - essential for that last push to power you toward a PB.
A moment you'll never forget! Returning to the city for your Derby Half Marathon finish line. Crowds will swarm around Iron Gate to welcome you home. Fancy giving them something to cheer? Make it your moment. Showboat celebrations, spectacular sprint finishes and emotional embraces all encouraged!
Without a doubt our flattest and fastest half marathon, you will surprise yourself at the 2019 Derby Half Marathon. Let the course and crowd carry you towards the city centre finish line in style!
NEW FOR 2019! The Market Place event village is sure to enhance the Derby Half Marathon's atmosphere - which we have seen grow year in year out! Here you'll be able to get your medal engraved for FREE - courtesy of title sponsor Asda Foundation. Plus, you'll be able to get a post race massage, meet your partner charities and find yourself a bargain on the latest running kit.
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