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We’re very happy to announce that Harrogate Spring Water are now the official water sponsors of the Ilkley Half Marathon.

As passionate ambassadors for health & wellbeing, Harrogate Spring Water will be providing their award-winning spring water at four hydration points throughout the course – as well as the finish line.

Harrogate Spring are passionate about the environment and are committed to remaining at the forefront of innovation in packaging and recycling as well as leading the way in sustainable production practices. Harrogate Spring are the exclusive water partner of environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy and have been zero waste to landfill since 2010.

Runners and spectators can be assured that all the Harrogate bottles used will be collected by our litter pickers. In addition to our staff collectors, there will be designated recycling stations throughout the course so spectators can help us guarantee that Harrogate Spring’s bottles will be recycled.

Harrogate Spring Water’s Marketing Executive, Charlie Porteous said: “We are thrilled to be involved in making the first Ilkley Half Marathon an example of best practice for sustainability and recycling. All our bottles are 100% recyclable – bottle, cap and label – and are made from more than 50% recycled PET sourced from the UK.”

“Our commitment to the environment is something that is shared by the Ilkley Half Marathon. We want every runner and spectator to enjoy healthy hydration in the knowledge that their bottle will be recycled and turned into a new bottle – contributing towards a fully circular economy”.

Nick Helliwell, Ilkley Half Marathon Race Director added, “We are delighted to have the support of Harrogate Spring Water. They are the perfect partner for our event due to their commitment to environmental sustainability and quality.”