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If you are thinking of running the Devizes Half Marathon this year, you might be interested to know that you Wiltshire Air Ambulance have special discounted places costing just 22p.

calne news devizes marathon waaThe Devizes Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 7th April and will start on Church Walk, next to The Green. The route will go down Nursteed Road and head towards Monument Hill before looping off into the surrounding villages. There will be a mid way timing point and first aid station on the course. The finish line will be on The Green with a spectator-friendly loop around the field. There are 4 water stations, all of which will provide bottled water (not cups) and jelly babies.

Kenresa Stratford, events co-ordinator at Wiltshire Air Ambulance, said: “We’re delighted to be involved again with Devizes Half Marathon. Last year’s event raised £3,415 in sponsorship for us by 11 participants and there was a great atmosphere, with people coming out to support the runners all around the course.

“As well as the half marathon there is a family race, which we are extremely grateful to be the beneficiary. The Devizes Half Marathon is a popular event so we would encourage runners interested in having one of our places to book quickly. Thanks to a special discount it costs just 22p to sign up and we ask our runners to commit to a minimum fundraising target of £200.

“We are a charity and rely on donations to keep saving lives. In 2018 the number of missions that our aircrew undertook increased by 26% and in the Devizes area we were called out once a week on average.”

The Devizes Half Marathon starts at 9.30am from Church Walk, takes in surrounding villages and finishes on The Green in Devizes.

For more information about the Devizes Half Marathon click here and sign up using the special discount code WAA2019

Photo credit: Wiltshire Air Ambulance