The organisers of Shrewsbury Half Marathon, UK Run Events, have announced that Up & Running will be Official Sports Retail Partner of the event on Sunday 17th June 2018.

A two-year partnership has been confirmed between Up & Running and UK Run Events, meaning that the specialist running retailer will also be supporting The Running Festival at Goodwood on 14th October.

Up & Running will be present in the race village on race day and will have a stand selling apparel and accessories from a variety of brands, with friendly staff offering expert advice. There will also be special UK Run Events discounts on the day and plenty of inspiring run chat.

The Up & Running store on Mardol offers gait analysis and a selection of products from leading brands, helping runners choose the right gear and making it an excellent resource for anyone signed up to the event in June.

There is still time to sign up to Shrewsbury Half Marathon and have a superb race to look forward to this summer. The closed-road course takes runners through Shrewsbury’s Medieval city centre and out into the stunning Shropshire countryside, and a UKRunChat pacing team will be on hand to help runners to hit their target times.

Race Director Joe Williams commented, “We are delighted to confirm a two-year partnership with running specialists Up & Running. Their support of Shrewsbury Half Marathon will be extremely valuable for runners during training and on the day itself. At UK Run Events we are very much looking forward to working closely with Up & Running for Shrewsbury Half Marathon and The Running Festival at Goodwood later this year.”

Jonathan Midwood, General Manager of Up & Running, added, “Up & Running has been providing support for runners for over 25 years, with a network of stores around the UK. We are excited to be the Official Sports Retail Partner for UK Run Events, and to help runners of all levels achieve their running goals.  We have always been proud to be part of the Shrewsbury running community and to now be involved in this much-loved event is wonderful for us.  As always will be on hand to help you achieve your goals.”

The very first Shrewsbury Half Marathon Corporate Challenge in association with Shrewsbury Business Park takes place at Shrewsbury Half Marathon. It is not too late to enter a team of 1-5 runners and be in with a chance of winning the trophy for the fastest business.

Local charity partners for the 2018 Shrewsbury Half Marathon include Shrewsbury Town in the Community, Hope House, Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, Severn Hospice, The Harry Johnson Trust, Opportunity Pre-School and food bank PLUS.

Entries are still open for Shrewsbury Half Marathon on Sunday 17th June 2018. Entry costs £28 (affiliated) or £30 (non-affiliated), plus a booking fee. All finishers receive a bespoke medal, technical t-shirt, goody bag, free pre and post-race massage, and free races photos worth £19.99.

The Running Festival at Goodwood takes place on Sunday 14th October 2018 and comprises a 10K, Half Marathon and Family Lap. This exciting new event at the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit is set to be a celebratory day of running for families, friends, clubs and communities.

Go to www.shrewsburyhalf.co.uk for further details of Shrewsbury Half Marathon and to register. You can also like the Facebook page @Shrewsburyhalf and follow @ShrewsburyHalf #RunShrewsbury on Twitter to keep up to date with all the latest news.