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Exeter Half Marathon Success

Posted on February 10th 2020 by

Hundreds of runners pounded the paths alongside the River Exe when they took part in the Exeter Half Marathon on Saturday.

The annual event is organised by CITY Community Trust, Exeter City Football Club’s partner charity. It is now a firm fixture in runners’ calendars and sold out with 800 runners signing up.

Events were due to have been held on Saturday and Sunday, unfortunately, the amber weather warning led to Sunday’s event being cancelled,

Pete Ferlie, race director at CITY Community Trust, said: ‘We were very lucky to have great weather on the Saturday. The course is perfect for runners who are taking part in their first half marathon, and also those more seasoned runners who are looking for a fast time. We are extremely grateful to our sponsors and supporters, and our team of staff and volunteers for making it such a successful event.

‘Unfortunately, the stormy conditions meant we have had to postpone Sunday’s race, but the safety of our runners, staff and volunteers has to be our priority.’

The event, which is sponsored by Tozers Solicitors and supported by Exeter Live Better, began at the Quay and followed a two-lap route along the River Exe and through Riverside Valley Park.

The events provide opportunities for participants to raise funds for worthy local causes close to their hearts. Runners had been encouraged to support charity partners, Children's Hospice South West, Age UK Exeter, Julian House, Exeter Leukaemia Fund and Force Cancer Charity or CITY Community Trust.

CITY Community Trust hosts a variety of running events throughout the year, from fun runs to the full marathon distance.

There are still places left on the Exeter Live Better Marathon, sponsored by Tozers, which is also organised by CITY Community Trust. The event takes place at Riverside Valley Park on May 17. To sign up visit www.exetercitycommunitytrust.co.uk/running-events

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