Bedford Half Marathon organisers unveil its new town centre course: flat, fast and traffic-free

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Bedford half marathon

The organisers of the Bedford Running Festival have announced a brand new course for the prestigious Bedford Half Marathon taking place on Sunday 6 September 2020.

And there’s promise of PB potential on the fast and flat terrain.

Runners will take to the streets of Bedford as part of a route that weaves through the historic town centre, showcasing many of its iconic landmarks including the Swan Hotel, the picturesque Embankment, Priory Country Park and the Longholme boating lake.

Local crowds are expected to line the streets and support the thousands of runners as they take on the 13.1 mile course that starts and finishes in Priory Country Park.

The new course was given the go ahead by the Bedford Borough Council and will involve a number of road closures, with participant safety a top priority.

Other new developments include reduced elevation gain and an increased percentage of road running surface.

Meeting Director Mark Draper said, “This is an exciting new development for us. We’ve listened to our runners and have designed a new and improved course with PB potential.

“It’s going to be flat, fast and traffic-free and our runners will enjoy the sights of the town’s most recognisable landmarks”.

Open to ages 17+ and with no cut off time, the race promises to be an inclusive, fun-filled experience with all runners receiving a much sought after finishers medal and other goodies.

Organisers are expecting entries to sell out quickly so to secure a race place, it is advised to register online as soon as possible: https://www.bedfordrunfest.co.uk/bedford-half-marathon

Click here to see the course map.