Since the race began in 1982, it has gone from strength to strength now attracting in excess of 7,000 participants. In addition to the Half Marathon, of which there are running, walking and wheelchair options, there is also a 5K race and a 1.5 mile fun run. Because it is so accessible to everyone, it’s no wonder that the crowds gather here year in year out. The Half Marathon itself provides a scenic yet undulating half marathon route, through the country lanes of St Albans - ideal for those looking to challenge themselves!
Gates of St Albans, located on Ashley Road, have been the local FordStore and specialist Transit Centre since 2016. From then, they have been keen supporters of the local Half Marathon and are proud to be involved again in 2022. The St Albans Half Marathon aims to raise money for local charities and organisations and as a family owned and operated local business, Gates understand the importance of supporting local community events such as this.
On race day, our events team will be in the Runner's Village so be sure to come along, say hello and take a look at some of the New Ford Cars and Vans that will be on display. There will be a range of Hybrid & Electric vehicles on show including the stunning All-Electric Mustang Mach-E and the Kuga Plug-In Hybrid. There will also be some performance vehicles on our stand including the unique Ranger MS-RT and the iconic Ford Mustang GT Fastback!
What’s more, Gates will also be right behind all of those amazing participants – quite literally. The official tail car for 2022 will be our Ford Puma adorned with St Albans Half Marathon graphics so you can’t miss us! We were delighted to recently welcome James Shipley, from Active Training World - the team behind the St Albans Half Marathon Event- to the dealership in St Albans where he got to see the Ford Puma, complete with it's Half Marathon livery, for the very first time.
This year, Gates will also have a corporate team taking part in the Half Marathon. Elliott Chaston, Mita Vigadia and Abigail Gibson - all of whom are based at Gates of St Albans - have been training hard in recent weeks. We wish them the very best of luck this Sunday.
Registration has now closed for this year’s half marathon but you can register your interest for 2023 by visiting https://www.stalbanshalfmarathon.com.
For more information regarding Gates of St Albans, please contact us.