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📰 More free travel for marathon runners announced

    • ABP Southampton Marathon

    ABP Southampton Marathon

First buses has joined the swathe of city businesses offering freebies to all runners in this year’s ABP Southampton Marathon, Half and 10k. 
The company has pledged to give free bus transport to those taking part in the event on Sunday April 22. All runners need to do is show their official race bib to the driver and they can hop onto a bus into or out of the city for free. (Due to road closures there are restrictions in place to access the City Centre)
The free travel is valid on City Red services 2, 7, and 11, ‘the three’ service, First services X4, X5, 6, 8 and 12.
Chris Chester – Operations Manager from First Southampton said: “As a local business we look forward to the ABP Southampton Marathon every year. It’s a chance for us to showcase our great city to thousands of visitors. 
“It’s our pleasure to support runners by offering free travel on race day. We know the chance to relax on our comfy seats on the way home will be a welcome one to those taking on all distances.”
Nikki Rees from the ABP Southampton Marathon added: “We’re thrilled that First has made this generous offer to our runners. The ABP Southampton Marathon is a huge event and it’s important to us to reduce the impact on traffic in the city on race day. With schemes like this encouraging use of public transport, we’re doing just that.”
There will be some alterations to usual First services on race day due to road closures. For information on changes Find out more >

Southampton City Council is pleased to make the following parking offer available to runners on the day of the ABP Southampton Marathon

A £2.50 pay and display ticket purchased before midday in our West Park Road Multi-storey Car Park on Sunday 22ndApril 2018 will be treated as valid ALL DAY
So if you’re running a longer race, you don’t have to worry about your parking expiring before you finish. You can also use this opportunity to visit more of Southampton once you’ve finished your race. Please note that this offer only applies to the West Park Road Multi-storey Car Park