The 38th Berkhamsted Rotary Half Marathon event took place on 1 March 2020 and was very successful.
A big thank you to everyone who took part
On the day we had 811 runners in the half marathon and 503 runners for the Fun Run. Over £17,000 was distributed to nominated charities, as well as money raised by runners themselves for their own causes. However ours was one of the last events to take place before the country began to shut down for COVID-19. Planning for the annual event normally starts around August, with firm commitments made from October onwards including from our sponsors and volunteers. For 2021, we have considered various options but as the COVID-19 environment has evolved, it is now clear that an event on the scale of earlier years would be impossible.
We have therefore reluctantly decided to defer the 39th Berkhamsted Rotary Half Marathon and Fun Run to 6 March 2022. That will enable us to look at the whole event and involve others in the planning (including local running clubs as well as our nominated charities).
The Half Marathon
The Berkhamsted Half Marathon, which tracks through very attractive Chilterns countryside, is an ideally timed event for runners coming back to competitive running after winter training (or hibernation!) It is frequently used a serious "marker" for those training for the full marathon distance of the London Marathon and elsewhere
2020 Primary Sponsor
The event is promoted by Berkhamsted Rotary Club who aim to organise a successful and challenging half-marathon event together with an interesting 5 mile fun run. Over the years this Rotary event has raised more than £250,000 for various charities
We offer a £250 School Prize for the top 4 girl and boy School teams entering the 5 mile Fun Run. Entering a team will also enable students to raise cash through personal or team sponsorship for their favourite charity and everyone will get fit too! Most schools have been contacted with details of how to enter a team but if not then email us for details.
The Five Mile Fun Run
The Five Mile Fun run is a very popular event with local runners, especially family teams, local schools and community groups who raise sponsorship for their own charitable causes. Sharing part of the Half Marathon route through beautiful countryside, finishing the run gives a great sense of achievement
2020 Key Supporters
The Rotary Half Marathon and 5 Mile Run are routed through the beautiful Chiltern countryside. The start is at Berkhamsted Cricket Club which is close to Berkhamsted Station and parking at the station is free for the day.
Your entry helps Rotary raise funds for various local charities and in particular for two local care organisations, the Pepper Foundation and the Hospice of St Francis. If you would like to raise money directly for these two charities, please visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayEventDetails.action?eventId=34102
There's great prize money on offer as well as trophies with £100 for both the male and female winners of the Half Marathon and £50 vouchers for the winners of the 5 mile race. There are also prizes for the top school boys and girls teams. There is a £250 School prize for the top school boys and girls teams
We'll be awarding everyone who completes the races one of our bespoke medals celebrating the history of Berkhamsted, so don't miss adding it to your collection
If you would like information about sponsorship possibilities then please contact Keith Holmes tel: 07947 140108
or download our sponsorship information sheet