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With Spring on the horizon many of us are starting to slowly come out of hibernation.  To get out more and enjoy the improving weather and lengthening days.  But some of us are well ahead of the curve.  And on Sunday March 3rd some of us will compete in the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon.  At the Varsity Hotel we are proud to support this sporting endeavour: our affiliated Glassworks Gym & Spa is an official partner of the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon.

Cambridge Half Marathon

The Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon is billed as one of the biggest and most beautiful half marathons in the UK.  With ten thousand runners passing through Cambridge’s lovely historic centre, that’s a fair claim.


The race starts and ends on Midsummer Common, in full view from our Six Panoramic Bar.  The course proceeds through the heart of the city, passing iconic landmarks such as the Round Church, King’s College Chapel and the Fitzwilliam Museum.  Then heads out through Trumpington, Grantchester and Newnham before returning via the Backs.

The race begins at 9.30am on Sunday March 3rd.  So expect closed streets in town that morning.  Runners will be provided with an appropriate goodie bag, free personal race photos and electronic chip timing – allowing for in depth results/data analysis.

Runners will also be eligible for a number of deals, discounts and promotions from official race partners, including…

 The Glassworks Gym & Spa

Located in Cambridge city centre, the Glassworks Gym & Spa can boast a mix of state of the art facilities and expert staff.  Our Personal Trainers and fitness classes are just the thing to get you back in shape.  Or to boost you from pretty fit to race fit.  And should you suffer ill effects from your fitness drive, our specialist Sports Physios can help you work out any resulting kinks.

For all runners registered for the Cambridge Half Marathon, we have a pair of excellent deals:

First, any runner who joins the gym before the end of February gets one month’s membership for free.

Second, all runners (member or not) are eligible for our special half marathon half leg massage priced at £35.  Ideal for mitigating the aftereffects of long distance racing, this offer is available by appointment from March 3rd to 10th.

To all runners in the Cambridge Half Marathon, we at the Varsity Hotel wish you good luck.