ARCHIVED RACE: Preston Guild Marathon and Half Marathon @ Preston, Lancashire, UK, 28th October 2012

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Preston Guild Marathon and Half Marathon
  • Distance (Miles): 26.2/13.1
  • Date: 28 October 2012
  • Start Time: 09:00
  • Venue: Covered Market, City Centre, Lancaster Rd, PR1 1HT
  • Organised By: Phil Walsh
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations?
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes

Race Description

On Sunday 28th October 2012, Preston will welcome its first ever marathon into the city and this will run in conjunction with the Guild Half Marathon. Being the year of The Guild, an 833 year tradition recurring every 20 years, the half marathon will form one of numerous planned events to celebrate this iconic year in style.

The Marathon will set off at 9am and the half marathon will be starting at 10am, the races will form the main event of the Guild Series (5k, 10k, half or full marathon and 10 mile) to take place within the city during 2012 and will actively support charities from local to national level.

The course itself will comprise of an urban and countryside element, starting and finishing in the heart of the city. Roads will be closed to accommodate the race. The event is supported by Preston Harriers, Red Rose Runners and Wesham Road Runners and the emergency services. Lower entry fees provide excellent value for money.

In terms of awards, great prizes are expected for all categories. These include £150 first prizes Men’s/Women’s Open 1-5; first 3 in most Veterans categories; first 3 teams (4 to count) and added value items.

Brimming with cultural activity, laced in centuries of history and a party atmosphere guaranteed, this is one running event you won’t want to miss out on… Be part of The Guild legacy – step your foot in history.

5 comments to ARCHIVED RACE: Preston Guild Marathon and Half Marathon @ Preston, Lancashire, UK, 28th October 2012

  • Linda Haywood

    Congratulations to the winners of the Preston Guild Marathon – Ben Fish of Blackburn Harriers and Emma Curtis-Smith of Bearbrook!

  • kenny

    I would like to echo the sentiments of alex above. My 1st half marathon also and the weather certainly didn’t dampen my day. I loved it, thank you all. Also, will there be any photos anywhere of us runners from the day and if so where can i find them. Thanks again, Kenny 🙂

  • Alex

    My first half-marathon ever and it all went smoothly. The volunteers were fantastic and I had a great time. Thank you so much to the organisers and the volunteers who stood out in the cold for 6 hours handing out water and gel. Great day I’ll never forget!

    • Hi Alex,

      Good to hear it – it really does help when runners leave positive feedback for event organisers and volunteers. Sounds like you had a great time (time to look for another half marathon and build on it 😉 )


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