16 February 2014
Hoy Half Marathon 2014

28th Hoy Half Marathon
Sunday 15 June 2014

Entry is now open for the Hoy Half Marathon – you can enter online at www.entrycentral.com/hoy-half-marathon.

If you prefer NOT to pay by card online, you will need to print and post an entry form in the usual way, enclosing a cheque for your entry fee. Please email  hoyhalf@gmail.com to request a form.

We regret to announce that there will be no Quarter Marathon this year, which we know will disappoint some young runners. Entry has been falling steadily for a number of years, to the point where it has become uneconomic to make the necessary reinvestment in the race which would fall due this year.

Given that a fixed number of volunteers are required to handle a run, even for a very small number of runners, we would like their time and effort to benefit a wider audience. We have therefore decided that instead of staging a Quarter Marathon this year we will hold a 5k Family Fun Run.
• This will be open to all ages; those under 9 years must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.
• The run will start at North Walls School and follow an out and back route to the north.
• No times will be recorded.
• Each participant who completes the course will receive a certificate.
• Entry costs £1 per person – pay at Registration on the day
• Entry forms available from hoyhalf@gmail.com Entry also available on the day (although as with the Half Marathon, boat tickets have to be booked and paid for in advance)
• No online entry available
We hope that this event will appeal to families and supporters of those taking part in the Half Marathon, thus turning a popular event on the sporting calendar into a real family day out.

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