After launching their exciting half marathon in 2019, Lincoln City Foundation reveal their city centre 13.1 mile route with the event due to take place on Sunday 20 September 2020.
The Foundation began their ambitious project to reach new audiences as part of their mission to provide opportunities that inspire and empowers individuals and communities to develop and improve their physical, social and mental well-being.
Charlotte Hornsby, Operations Manager at Lincoln City Foundation said: “we are so pleased to be able to share the route in its entirety with everyone who has registered so far, those considering entering and those who will be cheering the runners through their local community.
“As a team we really wanted to give participants a true Lincoln experience and with the support of our partners I think we have been able to offer something that showcases our eclectic city.”
Lincoln City Foundation are working with other local charities to share the benefit and value of the event taking place in Lincoln. Those wanting to fundraise as well as reach their personal goals can do so for the Foundation or their chosen charity.
Charlotte continues: “we are a local charity who are committed to working with communities, other not-for-profit organisations and businesses to bring this event to the city.
“Consultation during this time has been extremely challenging and we remain optimistic that we can run this event in September.”
The course start line will be near Boultham Park heading into the city, passing through the University of Lincoln campus before an up-hill challenge and a visit to our Cathedral Quarter. The final section starts back at the university campus then crossing Rope Walk to join the riverside canal path over The Sidings, Firth Road, Boultham Park Avenue and Dixon Street. Runners will leave the Tow path at Altham Terrace and turn onto Hall Drive where the finish line will be in their sights, but not without a final push in a loop down Rookery Lane, using Newark Road briefly to access the cycle path and back to Boultham Park where the celebrations await.
Jono Frary, Race Director at Curly’s Athletes said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to support Lincoln City Foundation and the work they do. We want to assure runners and spectators this is going to be a safe, fun and unique event that’s going to be around for many years to come.
“The route has a great mix of surroundings in and around a very special city. We’ve spent a lot of time designing something that keeps you entertained, shows off the city and engages the community.
“With the Covid-19 pandemic still been an unknown element, safety as always is our priority. We continue to work with local government and national guidelines to make sure we are up to date on the latest situation.”
Foundation fundraisers will be supporting the Inspiring Lives Appeal enabling the continued delivery and project development of their disability programmes. Find out how to: Get Involved
Registrations are open and you can complete your entry at www.lincolncityhalfmarathon.co.uk