Welcome to the MHA Larking Gowen
City of Norwich Half Marathon
35th edition - Sunday 25th October 2020, start 10:30am
*** Important Update ***
Following our statement yesterday and the government’s announcement today, it is clear to us that it is in the best interests of entrants, spectators, volunteers and local communities to postpone the race to the new date of 25 October 2020.
Further details will follow by the end of Wednesday 18 March.
These are unprecedented times and we appreciate your support and patience as we work to resolve this unfortunate situation.
Welcome to the MHA Larking Gowen City of Norwich Half Marathon, organised by the members and friends of City of Norwich AC.
First staged in 1985 by Duke Street Running Club, this race was originally based in the centre of Norwich - hence its name. Then in 1993 it moved to the Norfolk Showground on the western outskirts of the city and it's been there ever since.
The race starts and finishes within the Norfolk Showground and follows a rural single lap route through the parishes of Easton, Honingham, Colton, Barnham Broom, Marlingford and close to Easton College. The first half of the course is pretty flat with one or two little bumps in the second half. All roads along the race route are closed to through traffic while the race is in progress.
Please click here to view the course map.
With extensive permanent facilities and car parking at the Norfolk Showground, lots of good viewing opportunities, prizes worth over £4,000 for the fleet of foot, chip timing, one of the best medals around and a decent goody bag for every finisher - it all adds up to a great day out for runners and spectators alike.
This is a BARR Gold Grade event which over the years has earned a reputation for fast times, first class organisation and excellent value for money.