It has been announced that Wembley Stadium and the streets of Brent will be part of the new North London Half Marathon.

The sporting event which will take place on March 15 next year will start and finish at Allianz Park, home of the Saracens Rugby Club, run through Wembley Stadium and the roads of Brent and Barnet on route, promising a unique “stadium to stadium” sporting experience.

Runners will experience a closed road traffic-free race through the borough of Barnet, and on towards Wembley and the borough of Brent.

The Vitality North London Half Marathon will incorporate the interior of Wembley Stadium as part of its route, before leading participants back to Allianz Park for a stadium finish

Head of Marketing and Commercial at event organisers, GO2, Jamie Warren, said: “This is set to be a real stand out half marathon in the running calendar, designed with race experience in mind. The integration of both stadiums is particularly special, and will allow runners to experience two of the areas most loved sporting venues from a very unique perspective.

“From start to finish, you are guaranteed some sights and experiences to keep you motivated throughout the course. Taking place exactly six weeks before the London Marathon, we also anticipate that many full marathon runners in training will take the opportunity to use the Vitality North London Half Marathon to enjoy a different side of London in preparation for the popular April event.”

GO2 will also be introducing the Schools’ Challenge as part of the race day activities, a 12 week programme where pupils from local schools in Brent and Barnet are encouraged to run a mile a week leading up to the half marathon.

The final mile takes place on race day in front of thousands of spectators with the children receiving their very own goody bag and Vitality North London Half Marathon medal.

Head of Business Development at Wembley Stadium, Jim Frayling said: “We’re delighted to be hosting the Vitality North London Half Marathon at Wembley Stadium. We’re all about great events that inspire memories and we hope this is a memorable event for all the participants.

“We share an extremely strong and fruitful relationship with Saracens and to be able to work with them on a completely new event, while using GO2’s expertise in running events, is a fantastic opportunity for us all.”

Stadium Director at Allianz Park, Gordon Banks said: “With our partners GO2, Wembley Stadium and the London Boroughs of Barnet and Brent, we have created a unique route that will provide runners with a memorable experience.”

Macmillan Cancer Support has been announced as the national charity partner for Vitality North London Half Marathon race.

To be one of the first to run the Vitality North London Half Marathon, you can visit registration opens at 8am on Monday, September 1, alimited number of runners can take advantage of the £5 early bird discount of £35 for affiliated entry and £37 for unaffiliated entry.