Dominos Buy One Get One Free with the code Pizza24

3000 Runners!

Exciting news… we’ve just broken 3,000 entries and we’re still going!

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the #FestivalOfRunning or signed up to the #CovHalf and #GoRun5k so far.

Entries are still open so don’t miss your chance to be part of it. Head to to enter now!

We’ve got some fun facts about our first 3,000 for you:

  • For 57% this is the first time they’ve run the #CovHalf, and for 25% this is their first ever Half Marathon!
  • At the other end of the spectrum we have one runner who has over 150 Half Marathons under their belt and 12 runners who’ve run 100 or more
  • One of our entrants has never missed a Coventry Half Marathon
  • 78% of our runners are unaffiliated – great news for local running clubs looking to snap up some new members!

(It’s so great to see experienced runners and newbies alike signing up)

  • 55% of Half Marathon entrants are aiming for sub 2hrs, including an elite unit of 10 aiming for the 1:00:00-1:15:00 window (and one entrant who is “so quick it’s scary”)
  • We have one confirmed Chewbacca
  • We have over 100 runners using this as part of their marathon training before they go on to London, Paris, Munich, Brighton, Manchester, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Boston!
  • Runners are supporting over 50 charities (that we know of!), raising money to support hospices, refugees, mental illness, cancer charities, Alzheimer’s, a sensory garden, children’s centres, public space defibrillators, youth football, dance, muscular dystrophy, trampolining, macular degeneration, crisis support, anti-bullying, and much, much more
  • After charity, the most popular reason for runners to take part is to take on a challenge, followed by improving fitness and health, and enjoyment
  • A lot of our 5k runners are taking on their first ever running event, with many using it as motivation to stick with Couch to 5k or ParkRun, quite a few team entries from local businesses and charities, and one entrant whose “girlfriend made me do this, but I love her and I love running now!”

Latest Coventry Half Marathon News