Be an early bird for marathon

21 Mar 2019 01:50
Published by: Danny Almond

THE starting gun has been fired for the opening of registration for this year’s Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K - and prices have been cut by up to 28 per cent for an early bird offer.


Entry for the half marathon has been reduced by £7 and there’s £4 off the 10K for all entries received by 31 March.

Over 200 people have already signed up for the popular event which returns on Sunday 6 October. All races will start and finish by the grade one listed Rochdale Town Hall, they will be chip-timed on fully-marshalled traffic-free courses, with a technical t-shirt and medal handed out to finishers. 

Since 2015 over 4,500 people have taken part in the event, which sets out on routes taking in town and some of the north west’s most picturesque countryside scenes like Hollingworth Lake. 

Half marathon places now cost £23.40 for club-runners, £25.40 for non-club runners, while the 10K is £15.60 for club runners, £17.60 for non-club runners.  Fun Run entry opens in July. 

To enter online or find out more, visit

You can also find the latest information about the event by following @RochdaleHalf on Twitter, or liking ‘Rochdale Half Marathon’ on Facebook and ‘RochdaleHalfMarathon’ on Instagram.

The event is organised by Middleton Harriers, Rochdale Harriers and Rochdale Triathlon Club supported by Rochdale Borough Council.


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