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The Frome Half Marathon is one of the biggest running events in the South West. One of the most popular half marathons in the country, the Frome Half Marathon is the ideal race to sign up to for a charity run.

Taking in the beautiful Somerset town of Frome and the surrounding countryside, the Frome Half Marathon is a great race for first-timers. In 2019, the event organisers are also hosting a 5k fun run and a 10k run.

Participants will begin at Frome Town Football Club and then they will make their way through the scenic countryside before returning back through the town centre streets and across the finish line. The route is traffic free as the roads are closed for the event. There is also one notorious hill for you to look out for, Egford Hill is a 1k steady climb that will test even the most seasoned of runners. Your climb time is recorded separately, and the fastest climber will win a prize. However, at the top of the hill, you will be rewarded with a nice downhill stretch that will carry you to the heart of Frome. Covering 13.1 miles, this race is challenging, and runners must be aged 17 years or older on the day of the event to take part in the half marathon.

The Frome 10k will is a great way to build yourself up to a half marathon. The route for this race will follow the first 4.8 miles of the half marathon course before its splits to its own exclusive route. The 10k loop, unlike the half marathon, sticks to the town boundaries, while you won't have to take on Egford hill, there will be some uphill running involved before you can enjoy a downhill run into the city centre. You need to be 15 years old or older to take part in the 10k

Take part in the Frome 5k race if you are new to running or just getting back into training after taking some time off. Enjoy pounding the town’s streets with the local’s cheering you on, whether you are trying to surpass your personal best or just get around the course and finish your first ever race.

Whatever your running or fitness level, sign up to the Frome Half Marathon, 10k or 5k and raise money for Alder Hey Children Hospital.

Join more than 1,000 runners for an exciting, fun and friendly race, where you can challenge yourself and give back by getting your friends and family to sponsor you. All the money you raise from your charity run will go to help us fund much-needed equipment, staff and research that will help improve the lives of sick children. 

If you want to sign up for the Frome Half Marathon and raise vital funds for Alder Hey, contact us today on  0151 252 5716 or email us with your name, address and details of the event to [email protected].

For more information visit: www.fromehalfmarathon.co.uk

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Age Restriction: 17+

Route Length: 13.1 miles

Cost: £22.50


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