Ten weeks until the On Shrewsbury Half Marathon 2019 #ShrewsburyIsOn

21k shrews on start 2018

With just under ten weeks until race day, now is the perfect time to sign up to this much-loved event that takes runners through Shrewsbury’s historic centre and out into the beautiful Shropshire countryside. The summer months offer long days and good weather for training, while the time frame is ideal for runners to get race fit by for the first weekend in October. 

The organisers of On Shrewsbury Half Marathon have confirmed that entries are still openfor the event on Sunday6th October 2019.

Over 1,000 runners have already secured their place on the start line, from first-time runners through to charity and club runnerswanting to take on the stunning 13.1-mile course. Many travel from afar for this popularevent that offers superb support along the route and a first-class race village at Shropshire County Showground. The increase in registrations compared to 2018 shows that competitors have welcomed the new autumn date and are looking forward to another high-quality race experience from organisers UK Run Events.

Swiss shoe brand On is Headline Sponsor for the event #ShrewsburyIsOn, while specialist running retailer Up & Running returns as Official Sports Retail Partner. Up &Running’s SRG run group will also besupporting the pacers in the half marathon and there will be increased retail opportunities plus plenty of entertainment and catering options in the race village.


Race Director Joe Williams commented, “On Shrewsbury Half Marathon is an ideal even for any runner looking for a professional and friendly race in a beautiful setting this autumn. We absolutely love hosting this event in my home town as the support is amazing and there is a wonderful sense of community amongst the runners and spectators. We are committed to providing the very best race experience for all competitors and this includes a first-class line-up of sponsors and partners to help participants reach their goals, whatever they may be. Now is the perfect time to sign up, train over the summer and have a superb day of running to look forward to in October.”

Official charities for the 2019 On Shrewsbury Half Marathon are food bank PLUS, Hope House, Severn Hospice, Opportunity Pre-School and Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.

Partners include On, Up & Running,Shropshire Council, One Water, Shrewsbury Business Park, Original Shrewsbury, Breathe Unity, Optimal Movement, C S Physiotherapy, Run Britain and UKRunChat.

On Shrewsbury Half Marathon takes place at 9am on Sunday 6th October 2019. Entry costs £29 (affiliated) or £31 (non-affiliated). All finishers receive a bespoke medal, a carton of One Water, technical t-shirt, goody bag, free pre- and post-race massages and free race photos. 

Go to www.shrewsburyhalf.co.ukfor further event details and to register. You can also like the Facebook page, and follow @Shrewsburyhalf on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with all the latest news at #ShrewsburyHalf  #ShrewsburyIsOn #UKRunChat.

Remember there is plenty of advice in our Training and advice section to help get you fit for this event and others.

For those looking to increase their ability to run for longer there are the comprehensive runfurther pages 

This includes a beginners 10-week half marathon plan here

For those more experienced runners, you may prefer to take the advice from the runfaster section where you can find 10 week programmes to run the half marathon in less lhan 95 minutes or less than 85 minutes.


Good luck!