A change of management augurs well for Wolverhampton Half Marathon in 2020. The event, which also features a 10K, has a new route with a city centre start and organisers are promising a top day of early autumn racing.
Sunday 6 September is the attractive date for the double header, which may yet add a family fun run if safety considerations are met. In addition the cycling element which has been part of the Wolves Half in recent years is shelved so organisers can concentrate on creating a major Midlands running event.
The new team at StuWeb, who currently stage events like Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon and Oulton Park Half Marathon & 10K, are bullish about the prospects for the Wolverhampton event.
We believe that the new city centre start/finish, the single focus on running and our track record with big Midlands events means we are on track to create a big race in Wolverhampton in September.” A spokesman told media
Last year Wolves & Bilston AC’s promising Jack Pickett and Tipton Harrier Claire Hotchkiss took first places in the men’s and women’s races and a strong turnout from the big local clubs is again anticipated for 2020. Although with a targeted 1,000 plus field, organisers will be making the half marathon accessible to 10k graduates and the 10k to new runners.
The event also has a charity heritage and StuWeb is keen to build on that background so expect a colourful day on 6 September as hundreds take to the streets of Wolverhampton in the bright vests of their favourite good causes.
The new organisers will also be working in close partnership with Wolverhampton City Council who will be supporting with event co-ordination and promotion.