Hereford Festival of Running: first official marathon @ Hereford Leisure Centre


Hereford Festival of Running: first official marathon @ Hereford Leisure Centre

Start training now because Herefordshire's first official marathon will take place this summer.

The single lap, circular route marathon will be part of the new Hereford Festival of Running, a fundraiser organised by St Michael's Hospice that replaces the old Herefordshire Festival of Sport.

As well as the 26.2 mile route, there'll be a half-marathon, 10k and 5k run - all taking place in Hereford city on Sunday, May 14.

"Hereford Festival of Running is an exciting, newly-launched event featuring a choice of four different disciplines," said Matt Ashcroft, St Michael's events manager.

"Runners have the chance to be a part of history by tackling the county’s first ever single lap marathon."

That marathon course will start and finish at Hereford Leisure Centre on Holmer Road. The route will take runners north through Tillington and onto Weobley, returning to the city via Sarnesfield, Mansel Lacy and Credenhill. 

Described as a challenging course with a Grade 4 incline, it's limited to 100 entrants - and you must be experienced and/or a club runner to take part.

The shorter distances will be open to all, making sure there are courses for all abilities.

Entry places cost £8-£15 for the Hereford 5k, £15-£25 for the Hereford 10k, £18-£25 for the Hereford Half Marathon and £25-£27 for the full marathon.


Registration will open shortly and, whichever course you choose, friends and family are invited to cheer from the sidelines.

You'll find more info at / 01432 851000 /

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Herefordshire's St Michael’s Hospice provides palliative care and support to those affected by terminal illnesses. See more about the charity at

14th May, 2017
All day, starting at 9am
Ticket Price
Various entry costs (see above / free for spectators
Hereford Leisure Centre, Holmer Road, Hereford, HR4 9UD Get Directions, by car, or by public transport

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