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Press Release

Prestigious running event maintained in Dorchester!

Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary and Just Racing (UK) of Weymouth are delighted to be teaming-up to maintain a major running event in Dorchester. A Half Marathon will be organised by Just Racing (UK) on 19th May 2019 with Casterbridge as Exclusive Charity Partners: organising fundraising for local charities as they have in previous years.

John Adams of Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary said, “We are delighted to be forming a new partnership with Just Racing (UK) who have a National reputation for organising very successful running and triathlon events and to be able to maintain a prestigious local event which supports the local economy, encourages people to take part in sport and raises money for local charities and good causes”.

“We are most grateful to White Star Running for their help in developing the very successful Dorchester Marathon and Half over the past two years, but now that they have withdrawn from our partnership to concentrate on off road races, we have reviewed the event and decided to focus on a large half marathon, which has greater appeal for runners of all abilities and is more likely to grow over time”

The 2019 Dorchester Half Marathon will start in the beautiful Kingston Maurward College Grounds, run through historic Dorchester and the stunning Dorset countryside and local villages, before returning to finish line and the athlete’s village at Kingston Maurward.

Alan Rose of Just Racing (UK) said, “We are really excited to be organising a race in our County Town and focussing on a half marathon provides us with the flexibility to provide a fantastic new course which is historic, scenic and relatively fast. This, together with the hospitality planned at the Athlete’s Village, will ensure that runners enjoy a very special weekend in glorious West Dorset”.

“It also provides the opportunity to develop the ‘Dorset Double’ – a new competition combining runner’s Weymouth Half marathon times (17th March) and Dorchester Half Marathon times with extra prizes for runners of all ages to compete for”.

Early Bird Entries open on Monday 29th October lasting until 11th November and FREE places are available for anyone who is willing to raise £200 in sponsorship and run for the event’s charities.

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