The Great West Run returns to the heart of Exeter

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[PRESSWIRE] Bath, UK - 17.09.2012 -- GO2 UK Ltd , national sports events company, today announced details of The Great West Run 2013.The race which is now in its 28th year will move to a new date in the racing calendar taking place on Sunday 13th October 2013.

With this new date, comes an exciting new course for both runners and spectators, as the half marathon returns to its Exeter city centre origins. Amy Budd, Marketing Manager, GO2 said “The Great West Run is a highlight in the South West racing calendar. We are expecting over 3000 entries for this great event and look forward to creating a community experience for both runners and supporters alike.” Following feedback from runners and in collaboration with Exeter City Council, the course will take a new route, bringing the half marathon to the heart of Exeter, in one single lap. Maintaining the popular spectator points, the new route will continue to ensure great support for all who participate. As in previous years, The Great West Run is expected to attract great support from runners, spectators, race volunteers, local businesses and charity partners. John Harvey, Exeter City Centre Manager, Exeter City Council said “We are excited to be welcoming The Great West Run into Exeter city centre. This will be a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the success of all who are taking part.” Peter Ferlie, Owner of Ironbridge Runner and former Race Organiser said “I am delighted to be handing over the baton to the GO2 team, after 20 years. It is wonderful to see The Great West Run evolve and take on renewed investment. I am also excited to continue my involvement in the race with, Ironbridge Runner, who will remain the Great West Run’s sports retail partner.” Registrations for The Great West Run are now open at www.thegreatwestrun.co.uk further information about The Great West Run will be released in the coming months. The team at Go2 look forward to sharing developments of this exciting half marathon and celebrating Exeter and the South West. A PDF of this release is available here. Please click on the image above for print-quality picture. Photo caption: Peter Ferlie Ironbridge Runner, Amy Budd GO2 Marketing Manager, John Harvey Exeter City Centre Manager, Exeter City Council About GO2 UK Ltd Based in Bath, GO2 Specialise in bringing all aspects of mass participation events together in a way that is memorable and enjoyable for all involved. As our name suggest we are the go to event partner for cities, locations and brands that want to create events that capture the hearts and minds of those spectating and taking part. For all media enquiries please contact Amy Budd, GO2 Marketing Manager 01225 473848 or email amy.budd@go2events.org.uk ENDS