The Devizes half marathon, last run almost 20 years ago, is to return, sponsored by local brewers Wadworth & Co.

On Sunday, October 21, runners will gather for the 13.1-mile run on The Green, organised by Events Logic UK.

The course will then take competitors through the town and on a tour of the villages of Horton, All Cann-ings and Etchilhampton before looping back onto London Road and finishing on The Green.

The Devizes half marathon used to be organised by hairdresser Terry Miles along a similar course until he found the effort of arranging it almost single-handedly too much for him.

There are already several road races in the town, most notably the Kennet Kanter, a ten-mile trail run in June or July and involving the towpath of the Kennet and Avon Canal, including the long climb alongside the Caen Hill flight of locks.

For more on how to enter the Devizes half marathon and the race course, please visit