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Welcome to the MHA Larking Gowen

City of Norwich Half Marathon

35th edition - Sunday 25 October 2020, start 10:30am

*** Update 21 July 2020 ***

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time - although we have not yet been able to provide any further updates on the rescheduled date, we are constantly monitoring government advice and the leads set by other major races. 

To this end, we will make our next formal announcement on, or before (if guidelines change), 15 August 2020. 


*** Update 11 May 2020 ***

Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus the Half Marathon has been rescheduled for Sunday 25 October 2020.

Like everyone we now await further government advice on safely resuming mass participation events and as soon as this is received we will reconfirm the date and re-open entries.

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.