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** Update 26 June 2021 **

Due to the ongoing uncertainty of Covid-19, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Larking Gowen City of Norwich Half Marathon which was rescheduled to take place on 31 October 2021.

The City of Norwich Half Marathon is organised by City of Norwich AC, which itself is a registered charity. As such, the Trustees of City of Norwich AC must always prioritise the financial stability of the charity. With the short-term future of mass participation events remaining uncertain, the Trustees do not feel it appropriate to open entries and commit to the very high level of expenditure required for this event, and the risk of further losses.

We have this morning, emailed those runners who have a deferred entry into this race detailing their options.

We would like to thank all of our runners and race partners for their continued support.


About The Race

Welcome to the 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.

With extensive permanent facilities and car parking at the Norfolk Showground, prizes worth over £4,000 for the fleet of foot, chip timing, and one of the best medals around - 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.