Coventry & Warwickshire

Coventry Half Marathon event date announced for 2012

Organisers have announced the date for the 2012 Coventry Half Marathon.

The 13.1 mile (21.1km) race will take place on Sunday 14 October and will start and end in the city centre.

Councillor George Duggins, city council deputy leader, said it was "firmly established in Coventry's annual sporting calendar as well as the UK's".

He said it was "apt that with Coventry being a London 2012 co-host city, an Olympic-related sport" was taking place there.

Coventry City's stadium will host a number of Olympic football matches.

John Martindale, from Big-Q Events which is organising the event with the council, said there were more than 2,000 entries last year.

"With Coventry playing its part in London 2012, hopefully more people will be inspired by the spirit of the Games and don their running shoes," he added.

A family fun run in the city will also take place on the day.

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