Organisers of the Coventry Half Marathon have announced the date for the 2019 event.
The run will be held on Sunday 24 March, when around 3,000 people are expected to hit the city’s streets to aim for personal bests and raise tens of thousands of pounds for local charities.
Next year’s event will be extra special for the city as it comes during Coventry’s term as an ACES European City of Sport.
It will also mark the event’s return after this year’s run had to be cancelled because of heavy snow.
Event Organiser Millie McCaughrean from Coventry University Students’ Union, said: “After the disappointment of having to cancel the 2018 event due to snow we are delighted to announce the 2019 event.
“We can only organise the half marathon with all the fantastic support we get from Coventry charities, organisations and running clubs and we have exciting plans to make the 2019 event bigger and better than ever.
“We hope that by announcing the date now, charities will have more time to maximise their fundraising and, of course, give runners time to train.”
Cllr Abdul Khan, Deputy Leader of Coventry City Council and Cabinet Member for Events, said: “The Coventry Half Marathon is a much-loved event and we are delighted a date has been set so runners can now start to plan their training and choose the charities they wish to support.
“The run raises thousands of pounds for charity and just as importantly brings the people of the city together – people of all ages, races, faiths and backgrounds – to have fun as a community.
“Next year will see us take on the title of European City of Sport and it is also our Year of Wellbeing, when we will be raising the profile of all sport and showing the benefits it has on our physical and mental health, as well as how it can help build a stronger city – and the Half Marathon will be a key part of that.
“I look forward to being there on 24 March and joining the thousands of people cheering on our runners as we make it a day to remember.”
More information can be found at www.enjoycoventry.com or by searching for Coventry Half Marathon on social media. Entries will go on sale in August.