Future of St Albans Half Marathon secured as 2021 date set

The finish line of the St Albans Half Marathon in 2019

The St Albans Half Marathon will continue in 2021. - Credit: GREG TOTH

The St Albans Half Marathon is set to go ahead in 2021 after the long-term future of the event was secured.

Active Training World will organise and deliver the 13.1 mile run, scheduled for June 13, after a difficult year in 2020.

Martin Day will be the race director and the move allows its charitable work to continue.

He said: "After several years of organising the event, it’s a privilege to be joining the dynamic ATW team and being involved with a wider portfolio of events including major triathlons and duathlons."

ATW's managing director James Shipley added: "The race is a real highlight on the running calendar for Hertfordshire runners and their clubs, bringing together the whole community with a range of races to make running accessible for all ages and abilities.

"Martin joining our team will provide a wealth of experience and knowledge to ensure the ongoing high-quality of the event."

Trustee Katie Foweraker, said: “We look forward to seeing the event develop in future years and continue to raise funds for charitable causes.”

To enter the 2021 race, go to activetrainingworld.co.uk/project/st-albans-half-marathon-5k-13th-june-2021/