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Run Cheltenham announce extended Title Partnership with Safran

The Run Cheltenham organisers are proud to announce a continued title partnership with Gloucestershire based aerospace manufacturer Safran.

Run Cheltenham in association with Safran, will take place on Sunday 1st September 2024, offering runners the opportunity to take part in its famous half marathon event, the popular 10km or the fun and accessible Moki Community Mile event, open to all ages and abilities.

The main half marathon event takes participants through the centre of Cheltenham on closed roads, taking in some of the most beautiful and historic parts of the town including Montpellier, The Promenade and Pittville Park before finishing in front of the Princess Royal Stand at the world-renowned Cheltenham Racecourse.

Andrew Devons, Finance Director at Safran, comments: “We’re thrilled to be continuing our partnership with Run Cheltenham across the next few years. As one of the leading employers in the wider Cheltenham and Gloucester area, we are delighted to share this news as a demonstration of our commitment to supporting the Cheltenham community. Following our success at last year’s event, we will once again be out in force on race day, with Team Safran running to raise funds for our charity of the year Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

We are already on track to raise over £10,000 for Sue Ryder in 2024 and this event will give us a major platform to raise more in the coming years. Run Cheltenham in association with Safran promises to be a fantastic event for the entire community and we are very much looking forward to the race in September.”

Head of Events for organisers WMP, Rupert Martin, also commented: “We’re delighted to extend our title partnership with Safran. This will not only help us to develop and enhance the experience for participants and spectators, but also support us in our mission to get more people out running and raising money for local causes.

We believe that running can help people in so many ways; improving both physical and

mental health, bringing communities together and helping raise crucial funds for brilliant


Entries are currently open for all three events this September, with over 4,000 people expected to take part across the weekend:


Notes to Editors:

About Safran Landing Systems:

Safran is an international high-technology group,operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defence and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 92,000 employees and sales of €23.2bn in 2023, and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.

With a presence dating back 90 years, Safran Landing Systems’ Gloucester facility has designed and produced a wide range of landing gears for commercial aircraft – including the current global fleets of Airbus aircraft – and UK military aircraft. This facility has allowed Safran to become a leading employer in the region and across the UK, with over 3,000 UK employees, and a key contributor to the UK’s status as a world-leader in the engineering and high-technology spaces. 

Safran works closely with the UK Government, local trade associations, universities, institutions and industry partners across the UK. Safran is a key strategic member of the public-private Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP) and an integral part of the UK Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), as we develop next generation technologies to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s aviation industry.

Safran is also a corporate member of the UK Aerospace, Defence and Security trade organisation (ADS), the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Confederation of Business Industries the CBI.

The Group is a signatory to the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter (WiAA) and continues to be a key UK partner in our core businesses.

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About Run Cheltenham:

Run Cheltenham (formerly Cheltenham’s Half Marathon) is organised by WMP Creative, who also organise the popular Albert Goodman Weston Super Half and Bishop Fleming Great West Run.

The Run Cheltenham Half Marathon is an exciting 13.1 mile challenge in the heart of the historic town of Cheltenham. This event has it all; a fantastic grandstand finish at Cheltenham Racecourse, plus a closed-road route through the picturesque town centre. Runners will enjoy stunning views across Cheltenham and a unique half marathon experience. The event is helping to raise funds for a variety of charity partners in 2024, including Headline Charity Partner, Sue Ryder.

The Run Cheltenham 10km event starts just after the half marathon and utilises the first and last sections of the half marathon route before also finishing in front of the Princess Royal Stand at Cheltenham Racecourse. It is an ideal event for the regular 5k runner wanting the next step up. 

The Moki Community Mile is a wonderful opportunity for all ages, from the very young to the older generations to run a mile at a friendly, local event. Along with Moki, organisers aim to promote the benefits of physical activity for young people and the local community. Families will have a brilliant morning out, getting fit and having fun together and will experience the same grandstand moment of crossing the finish line at Cheltenham Racecourse.

All registrants and their supporters will be able to celebrate together in the exciting Race Village within the Racecourse complex on event day.

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