Organisers of the brand new Vitality North London Half Marathon are pleased to announce that double Olympic, World and six time European Champion Mo Farah will be the official ambassador and race starter for this year’s inaugural event taking place on Sunday 15th March 2015.
The race promises a unique “stadium to stadium” sporting experience, with a route that takes runners through Wembley Stadium, the iconic home of English football, as well as finishing at Allianz Park, home of Saracens Rugby Club.
As well as starting the race, Farah will be on hand to meet and greet runners on the day and will be presenting the men’s, women’s and wheelchair race winners with their trophies. Farah said:
“Growing up in London, I know what a great city it is. I’m excited to be involved in a race that celebrates the London legacy and offers runners the chance to fully embrace some of our most iconic venues in North London. The interest in running has grown at an incredible rate over the past few years, and events like the Vitality North London Half Marathon offer a great entry platform to encourage even more people to get active, and take on a personal challenge!”
Jamie Warren, Head of Marketing and Commercial at GO2, said:
“The Vitality North London Half Marathon is an event designed with race experience in mind; we want to appeal to regular runners, as well as those new to the sport looking for a once in a lifetime experience. We are thrilled that Mo Farah has agreed to support the race and I am sure this mixed with running stadium to stadium, will ensure this is a race that will live long in the memory. Places are going quickly so we’d urge people to sign up soon to avoid disappointment.
The Vitality North London Half Marathon will take you on a tour through the leafy streets of beautiful North London. From Allianz Park, runners will enjoy a closed road traffic-free race through the streets of North London, and on towards Wembley in Brent, before leading participants back to Allianz Park for an epic stadium finish, and a well-earned winner’s medal! Taking place exactly six weeks before the London Marathon, it is ideally placed to form part of your marathon training plan and a great opportunity to race in London beforehand.”
Speaking for PruHealth and PruProtect, title sponsors of the Series, Neville Koopowitz, CEO, Vitality added:
“We are delighted that Mo Farah has agreed to start the Vitality North London Half Marathon. Having a double Olympic and double World champion start this inaugural race will not only raise its profile but will also provide a fantastic memory for all our runners on the day.”
Runners are encouraged to register now at www.northlondonhalf.com
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Race Organiser GO2 (UK) Ltd
GO2 specialises in mass participation sports events. We create reasons for locations, charities, brands and participants to come together, celebrating the collective achievement of all who take part. GO2 is the race organiser for Vitality Run Hackney, Cheltenham’s Half Marathon, Coventry’s Half Marathon, Plymouth’s Half Marathon, the Plymouth 10k, Exeter’s Great West Run, and the Vitality North London Half Marathon.
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