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From Ilkley Gazette, December 4th, 2018

THE inaugural Ilkley Half Marathon is ready, set and go for a stunning road race on July 14, 2019 that will take competitors through the centre of Ilkley and around the picturesque surrounds of Wharfedale.

Organisers Ilkley and District Round Table are aiming to raise over £30,000 for charity. Race director Nick Helliwell, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce the very first Ilkley Half Marathon. Our town has a growing reputation for superb sporting events such as the Tour de France and we can’t wait to welcome runners to our event. We have supported the development and enhancement of many sporting facilities in the area due to our annual Ilkley Beer Festival and this event gives us the opportunity to help more organisations than ever before.”

Ilkley’s MP John Grogan said: “The Ilkley Half Marathon will be a great addition to the local calendar of sporting events. Ilkley Round Table are to be commended for bringing this idea to fruition and Bradford Council for supporting them. I myself am considering running my first half marathon for over a decade!”

With only 2,000 places available, runners can book via the organisation’s website