Shropshire newest and the UK’s most unique running event is coming to Oswestry on April 30th 2017. Organised by the team from UKRunChat Events, this will be our 2nd Half Marathon following the highly successful Shrewsbury Half in June 2016.
The course begins and ends at the British Ironworks Sculpture Park, home of the world famous Spoon Gorilla and truly amazing Knife Angel. Tale a look at these and get excited that the team are committed to making the most dramatic finishers medal that you simply must add to your collection.
The 90-acre ground lends itself to all sorts of events, with free parking, an on site coffee shop and the most fantastic collection of metal work you will have plenty to keep you occupied both pre and post race. Grab yourself a pre-race massage from one of the Physio’s, warm up among the life size animal sculptures and take a look around the Athletes Village before you #RunOswestry.
Registration is now live: affiliated £24.50 & non affiliated £26.50. Team entry: £100.00.
You will run the first km within the grounds of the Sculpture Park, look out for the wild animals running along the route with you, you would be forgiven for thinking they were real as you pass packs of leaping Wildebeest, Cheetah’s, life size Elephants and a troop of the most colourful Gorillas you have ever seen.
As you run through this friendly Border Town you will notice the mixture of Welsh and English Street names telling tales of how Oswestry passed from English to Welsh rule in years gone by. We have a fantastic hill to test you between mile 6 and 7 before you have a gradual decline all the way back to the finish line which makes the second half of the race fast and Oswestry a great event to push for a PB.
Make sure you keep an eye out for different sculptures littered through out the route and we will keep you entertained with music at various points of the race as well.
As you head back into the Sculpture Park and cross the finish line you will receive a medal like no other, produced by the British Ironworks, your finishers tech t-shirt and your goody bag. Then head into a festival of Bank Holiday activities for the family and kids. Think Falconary displays, food stalls and fun filled activities for the kids.
Click on the link below to view the full route for the Oswestry Half Marathon.
By entering our races you agree to abide by the following terms and conditions:
The date of the Oswestry Half Marathon is 30th April 2017 and starts at 9:30am.
The location for the event is:
British Ironworks Sculpture Park
There is ample parking for all participants at the British Ironworks. Marshals will welcome you to the British Ironworks and direct you to your parking space.
Parking is free of charge. You will be able to make a donation in the buckets with the parking marshal on the gate for local charity Hope House if you wish to.
Toilets for participants and spectators will be clearly signed in the event village.
Registration is open 7:30am to 9:00am for you to pick your bib up. Please join the correct queue for your bib.
The Oswestry Half Marathon use a bibtag system, which is attached to your bib number. Please make sure your bib number is pinned to the front of your vest/t-shirt. Your timing chip will activate as you cross the start line.
You must fill in the medical information on the rear of your bib. This is essential for your safety because it will be used in an emergency.
You must wear your bib number. If you don’t two things happen. If a Marshall or Race official sees you running with no bib on you will be asked to leave the route immediately. If you do not wear your bib and run you will not get a time registered.
Registration is open 7:30am to 9:00am for you to pick your bib up.
There will be a minimum of 3 potentially 4 water stations dependant on the weather. Check out our route map for more details.
We will be providing gels at our final water station. As with the water bottles, please try to dispose of packaging in the waste bins provided.
All competitors who complete the course will receive this bespoke medal, hand sculpted by Joe Bailey and made by The British Ironworks.
Each participant will also receive a tech-tshirt, banana, Lucozade, bar of chocolate and race photos.
This special medal will be be awarded to the following:
Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed male and female:
1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female in the following categories:
When you finish, please follow the finish line Marshall’s instructions and keep moving through the funnel into the athletes village area where you will pick up your goodie bags, bottle of water and T-shirts. This is because there will be a large number of runners coming in just behind you.
You will be able to find results here.
If you retire from the race it’s really important that you please let the nearest Marshal to you know and give them your race number. This is so we can account for you at the end of the race.