Oldham half marathon is grand finale of 2016 race series

The Milltown to Moors Oldham Half Marathon, the last event in this year’s Milltown Race Series, takes place on Sunday, October 16.

More than 500 runners are expected to take part in the 13.1 mile race, which is one of the toughest half marathons in the country.

Starting in Oldham Town Centre at 9:30am, the famously scenic route offers fabulous views of the picturesque Saddleworth villages as well as the moorland landscape of the Peak District National Park beyond.

The route returns through the Grasscroft, Lydgate, Lees and Glodwick areas where volunteer marshals and members of the local community will be out in force to cheer the runners on.


Among those taking part this year is The Mummy’s Star group, a team of local women who are running nine half marathons in nine weeks to raise funds for their charity that supports pregnant women with cancer.

The Milltown to Moors Oldham Half Marathon marks the end of their gruelling nine week challenge.

Many of the athletes taking part in the event will have completed the full Milltown to Moors Race Series, which comprises the 7K, 10K and half marathon. Some will have also completed the Saddleworth Triathlon.

There will be traffic management in place at the start of the event which could cause some short delays on Yorkshire Street, Yorkshire Street to Prince Street, Bottom O’th’ Moor (Mumps Bridge) and Shaw Road junctions of Huddersfield Road.

Visit http://oclactive.co.uk/milltown-half-marathon-information-for-runners/ for more information.


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