On Sunday 8th March, the grounds of King's College will – for the first time – form part of the annual Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon. The brand-new route will give runners unprecedented access to both King's and Jesus College, as well as passing familiar sights of the city centre including the Round Church, Fitzwilliam Museum and The Backs.
Since the inaugural event in 2012, the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon has established itself as one of the UK’s biggest closed-road Half Marathons with this year's event expected to see 10,000 runners take to the streets and raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities. In 2020 the official charities include Cancer Research UK, Alzheimer’s Research UK, the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre, and Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind.
Philip Isaac, Domus Bursar at King’s, said:
It is a pleasure to be able to welcome the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon into King’s College. It is such a big event in the City’s calendar, and we are delighted that thousands of runners will be able to experience running through our beautiful grounds and enjoying our buildings.
Adam Moffat, Race Director said:
We’re hugely excited about the new route for 2020. The event has grown from just 3,000 participants in its first year to a sell-out event raising thousands of pounds for charity. We already had a fantastic route but giving runners the opportunity to run through two beautiful colleges is the icing on the cake.
Places for the Cambridge Half Marathon are sold out but to find out more about the event, the 2020 route and the charities involved, please see the website.