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Welcome to the MHA Larking Gowen

City of Norwich Half Marathon

35th edition - Important Update

*** Update 15 August 2020 ***

This morning we have emailed all race entrants with the following update:

Over the last few weeks, since lockdown began to ease, we have been monitoring the situation and government advice closely and looking to other large races for any precedent on a return to road racing. Sadly, rather than find the larger races returning it has in fact gone the other way with Run Norwich cancelled, the London Marathon cancelled and no mass participation events currently scheduled this Autumn.

Consequently, we are unfortunately writing to inform you that we must once again postpone the 2020 MHA Larking Gowen City of Norwich Half Marathon.

Although we have a headline sponsor in MHA Larking Gowen, the City of Norwich Half Marathon is owned and run by the City of Norwich Athletic Club, a small charity and 100% volunteer organisation. City of Norwich AC’s charitable objectives are the advancement of sport in the local communities and those objectives are underpinned by certain events, primarily the half marathon. It is vitally important to the charity to continue to seek a way to stage the 2020 half marathon and protect the club and charity.

We have therefore rescheduled the 2020 half marathon to Sunday 11 April 2021, the originally planned date of the 2021 half marathon. The 2021 half marathon will now take place on Sunday 31 October 2021.

The race on 11 April 2021 will still be the 2020 half marathon, and you will receive your 2020 Race Number and timing chip and your 2020 medal.

To defer your entry, please visit the online entry page at https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/NorwichHalf2020 and click “My dashboard” at the top right of the screen.

Full details of your options can be found in the email.

If you have not received your email please check your junk mail folder first, before contacting us at 2020half@conac.org.uk.

Thank-you for your patience and understanding of the current circumstances and we hope that you can support us in the plan to keep the race on track and support us as a charity.



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.