Run Aintree Half

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July 23rd 2023

We are excited to be returning to the world-famous Aintree Racecourse, best known for annually holding theworld-famous Grand National steeplechase!

Each Mile will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that chequered flag finish. Included in your entry fee is a themed medal, water and post-race goodies. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

The race involves laps around the circuit, the course is flat and quick. There will be 1 lap for the 5k, 2 laps for the 10k and 4 laps for the Half Marathon.

Raising money for Alder Hey

Here at Alder Hey, we couldn’t do half of our amazing work without people like you raising money for the children’s charity. Running a half marathon for charity is a great way to fundraise for a fantastic cause as it not only helps us to continue our amazing work but also allows you to improve your fitness in the process. There’s no better feeling than completely smashing a fitness challenge – except when you raise money for charity in the process, as well! If you would like to complete the fantastic Aintree half marathon by raising money for Alder Hey you can head to our run for charity hub which contains a whole host of information about how you can begin your fundraising journey for Alder Hey and really make a difference to the lives of children all over the UK. Our website also contains information about how you can set up a JustGiving page to ensure all of your donations are sent directly to Alder Hey. So, what are you waiting for?!

Training for the Aintree Half Marathon

The Aintree racecourse half marathon is definitely a huge test of your fitness. Running 13 miles at a steady pace requires a huge amount of endurance and it’s important to make sure that you’re ready physically and mentally to take on the challenge. Training for a half marathon requires commitment and should only really be undertaken by those with a significant amount of running experience but whether you’ve run plan plenty of half marathons before or this is your very first race, with the right amount of training, this will be a challenge you’ll have no problem completing. Remember that running a significant distance requires fuel, so ensure you’ve eaten a carb-filled breakfast within plenty of time before the race begins (two hours is recommended) and that you’re wearing supportive running shoes to avoid injury during the training leading up to the day and throughout the race itself. Most importantly, remember that if you’ve trained, there’s no reason as to why you wouldn’t be able to complete the 13 miles, so relax and enjoy the iconic Aintree half marathon route – whilst raising money for charity!

If you’re considering running the Run Aintree Half Marathon in aid of Alder Hey, but have a few more questions about what fundraising entails, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team!

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