Sports in Kenilworth

Signup for the Kenilworth Half Marathon 2021 are open

As with so many things in 2020, last year's Kenilworth Half Marathon had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, however the new year has started with good news as this year's edition is set to take place.

Due to take place on Sunday, September 12 the 2021 Kenilworth Half Marathon will see competitors return to the streets of the town once again to take part in one of the biggest community events of the year.

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Runners across the world were able to complete the 26.2 miles within the 24 hours of the day on a route of their own selection

With Coronavirus preventing the London Marathon from taking place in it's normal format, it instead gave the opportunity for runners in Kenilworth and across the world to take part in a virtual event on Sunday 4 October 2020.

The Virtual London Marathon event allowed runners to complete the 26.2 miles within the 24 hours of the day, on a route of their own selection. They could then submit their GPS evidence from the provided app.

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The Green Army taking part in the Balsall Common 10k last September

New government guidelines which have big implications for a variety of sports activities came into affect this Monday.

As confusion and mixed messages continue, Parkrun organisers have been left unsure as to whether they can return, we spoke to Kenilworth Runners about how the new situation will affect them.

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The first half marathon in Kenilworth was held in 2000

Due to be held today, Sunday September 13, the Kenilworth Half Marathon has been yet another victim of the coronavirus pandemic. To make up for the gap in the town's calendar, we are looking back the history of one of Kenilworth's biggest sporting events.

The first half marathon in Kenilworth was held in 2000 by Kenilworth Runners; some 300 competitors took on the 13.1 mile route around the town centre.

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