A Great Day for all
It is with regret that we have had to make the decision to cancel the Swindon Half Marathon 2016.
We know that many of you have spent the last few months training hard for the event and the enthusiasm that the Swindon Community has shown us has been overwhelming.
Unfortunately we have been unable to secure the financial support that we need to enable us to run the event safely and legally. Our Crowdfunder campaign raised £2,250 and we received £11,600 sponsorship and amazingly generous donations of services and products from businesses. However, this, together with a number of substantial sponsorship pledges not being realised, still left a gap of approximately £25,000 that was needed for vital infrastructure costs such as road closures, safety barriers and toilets. Where possible we negotiated all costs as much as possible to keep the overall total low, however this just wasn't enough without further financial support.
Swindon Half Marathon is run completely by Volunteers and not for profit - to enable our community to come together as part of a positive, active event and to enable people taking part to raise money for charities that are close to their heart, Thank you to everyone who has shown their support this year.
You will receive a refund in due course and we hope that the "frequently asked questions" will answer any questions you may have.
We hope that this is not the end for a Half Marathon in Swindon. However, it is clear that without further community voluntary and financial support then putting on an event for 2017 will also be a challenge. There are already a small group of us as individuals interested in reviewing the options for 2017 and are looking for others to get involved. Please email email@example.com if you are interested.
Thank you for entering and supporting the event,.
With best wishes
(Event Director on behalf of SEQOL Community Foundation)
The Swindon Half Marathon is back for 2016!
A high energy and fun event for all…
Organised with the support and sponsorship of business and community partners, the event offers different challenges - the half marathon, a five mile multi-terrain and a two mile fun run – so you are sure to be inspired!
There will also be music, cheer points and a great Race Village
What are you waiting for? Enter now, whether you are a hard core runner seeking to blast your PB, looking to kick start your fitness journey with a fab new goal, or a great way to be active with your family...or maybe just an excuse to get out your super hero costume!
Bring along friends or family to cheer you on your way, or encourage them to sign-up now to be a volunteer Racemaker.
The latest information will be posted here our event website. You can also keep in touch via Facebook and Twitter.
We look forward to seeing you on the day!