A man who ran 401 marathons in 401 days has visited Worcester to lend his support to the latest big event on the city’s sporting calendar. Ben Smith ran 401 marathons in 401 days during 2015 and 2016 and returned to the location of one of his runs in Worcester. Smith was in the city […]
Worcester Racecourse is the main assembly area. The race begins on Croft Road just in front of the splendid railway viaduct.
After a few hundred metres a right turn takes us over the River Severn and another right sends the route on a loop around Cripplegate Park, passing the 1km mark just before Worcestershire County Cricket Club.
After crossing the river the route turns left at All Saints Road towards the Butts, progessing towards the City Centre up Forgate Street to the pedestrian area. Passing 3km on New Street and winding through the lanes to Friar Street.
The course then loops towards the river before passing the Museum of Royal Worcester and heading towards the imposing cathedral which gives an impressive backdrop for the halfway point at 5km.
The riverside path is then approached via Quay Street and the mighty Severn is then a constant companion for the next few kilometers.
The impressive new developments around Diglis Dock guide the route towards the new footbridge which provides a fabulous view of Diglis Lock as the path crosses the river once more.
After passing the 8km mark the riverside path is flanked by the Severn and Chapter Meadows. The 9km point is passed at Worcestershire County Cricket ground and after crossing the road bridge the route returns along Croft Road back under the viaduct to the welcome sight of the finish line.
Route subject to change.