Following detailed economic research from runners who took part in last year’s Ramathon Half Marathon, it has been confirmed that the event brought in a total of £129,516 to Derby over the race weekend in June 2016.
The total spend works out at an average spend of £54 per person primarily at Derby restaurants, transport in and out of the city and alcoholic drinks in Derby venues after the event. In addition, a total of 202 runners stayed in paid accommodation in Derby for 1 or 2 night during the event weekend.
Ramathon’s Race Director, Richard Kay, said, “It’s great to see that Ramathon runners attending the event don’t just head home straight afterwards and instead spend some time in Derby enjoying the local hotels, pubs and restaurants. As well as showcasing the key landmarks of Derby during the race itself including the iconic Derby County Football Club, the bustle of city centre and the very scenic Elvaston Castle Country Park, it’s wonderful that many runners and spectators also get to experience additional attractions offered by our thriving city”.
Returning to the city of Derby for a fourth year, the Ramathon – now with a world record to its name – will again be based at Derby County’s iconic Pride Park Stadium; the home of the Rams. With a flat and fast course, runners have the potential to achieve a personal best.
And with a business team run option, Mini Ramathon fun run, live entertainment and thousands of spectators lining the course on race day, Ramathon 2017 will be a day to remember.
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