Hydration is very important when running a half marathon, so please make sure to read this handy guide on all things water related for race day 2020.
There will be four drinks stations along the 13.1 mile course. You’ll find the water stations in miles 3, 6, 8, 11 and HIGH5 in miles 8 and 11. Once again we’ll be using cups at the drinks stations, to grab while you run. We will also have large bowsers of water in the race village, so you can refill your own bottles before and after the race.
Why we are using cups
As part of our commitment to reducing our environmental impact, we are moving away from using single-use plastics at our drinks stations. For 2020, we will be distributing water at our four water stations in fully compostable paper cups.
We would also encourage runners to bring their own refillable bottles which can be topped up in race village and on course. This again will help to reduce the amount of plastic waste, as bottles can be refilled rather than discarded.
Advice on using cups
Partnership With Life Water
We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Life Water, who are working to raise awareness of the global plastic crisis.
The #LifeWaterCan is the UK’s first, zero plastic alternative to bottled water. It’s BPA free, made from recycled aluminium and has been voted Best Water Drink 2018. Every can funds clean water projects around the world as part of their mission to alleviate the World Water Crisis.
Try the #LifeWaterCan at the finish line. Enjoy and good luck!