NFU Mutual – provider of race day marquees

Over the years of its perennial support for the Shakespeare Marathon the NFU Mutual has developed to become a key participant in the UK insurance market. With its Headquarters in Tiddington a village close to Stratford, the NFU Mutual is a major employer and benefactor in the town.

Contact us on 0800 316 4661 or use the FORM on our website for more information.

LISTERS – provider of race day support vehicles

Respecting our customers and providing complete satisfaction has been at the heart of our business for over 35 years, and we see no reason to change now.

It’s why so many of our customers keep coming back, and why many of the world’s most respected automotive brands trust us. But don’t just take our word for it.


Shakespeare Martineau – sponsor of medals and race numbers

Over the past 50 years, Shakespeare Martineau has become firmly established as one of the most respected and progressive legal practices in the Midlands. If you have a matter you would like to discuss, please see our website for more information.

Any one of our partners will be delighted to arrange an initial consultation meeting.

Coventry Runner – sponsor of winners’ prizes

Coventry Runner is an independent specialist running shop located in the Radford area of Coventry, to the north of the city centre, and Burnaby Road has been our home for the last 12 years. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff welcome runners of all ages and abilities, from those who are training for their next marathon right through to those who are just starting out on their exciting running journey.

So if you’re looking for the perfect trainers and comfortable running kit ready for running in Shakespeare Half or Full Marathon, we can help.

One of the questions many people ask is about wearing headphones in races which UK Athletics rules prevent. We stock Aftershockz, the only official headphone chosen and race approved by England Athletics since the open ear design allows hearing both music, traffic, and race marshalls instructions which is vital for running on the road.

Visit our Coventry Runner website or our shop to find out more.

Fire & Earth – provider of sports massage

Every month we help hundreds of sports and non sports clients get back to full fitness using a variety of soft tissue techniques and exercise therapy plans. If you are suffering with pain, discomfort or general tension we can help. You may have a sports injury that’s occurred recently or a long time ago, either way our team of highly qualified therapists will aim to get you back doing what you love as soon as possible.

id verde

At idverde we are proud to be Europe’s leading provider of grounds maintenance services and landscape construction projects, with over 5,000 colleagues collaboratively working across the UK and Europe. We are able to offer a unique range of services across both the public and private sector; this would not be possible without each and every colleague doing what they do individually and as teams at our many locations.

Grenfell James Associates

At Grenfell James Associates, we like to get to know our clients. Aiming to help, solve problems, recommend solutions and simplify the complexity accountancy can bring to a business. As an established firm of accountants and business advisors we work with businesses of all sizes and age. Understanding our clients needs, is at the heart of everything we do. Please visit our website for enquiries and further information.

Contact us on 01789 294484 or visit our website for more information. We are located at 13, The Courtyard, Timothys Bridge Road, Warwickshire, CV37 9NP.

Holiday Cottages

Holidaycottages.co.uk offers over 7000 hand-picked holiday cottages across the UK, including a selection in Stratford-upon-Avon and across the Cotswolds. Each holiday cottage has been personally inspected by an expert property manager and promises a great location, quality and comfort. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to stay during the marathon or are planning a staycation elsewhere in the UK, our range of cottages caters for every kind of break, and includes romantic cottages, holiday homes for large groups, dog-friendly cottages and places to stay suitable for the whole family. They’re also packed with features so you feel like you’re staying in a home-from-home, including open fires, en-suite bathrooms, spacious gardens and even hot tubs.

Travis Perkins

Whether you’re looking for tools or timber for a one-off job, or a large number of building materials for a big project, you’ll find everything you need all in one place.

Across many categories we have tools and materials ranging from products suitable for landscaping and gardening projects to interior decorating, joinery, bathrooms, kitchens and so much more. Visit us at Maybrook Industrial Estate, Maybrook Road, Stratford upon Avon CV37 0BT or follow our link to quickly discover all the tools and materials you need.  www.travisperkins.co.uk


Rohan was founded in 1972 in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales by husband and wife team Paul and Sarah Howcroft.
Their idea was to take advantage of the new and ground-breaking advances in textiles and use them more intelligently. The design of functional clothing should not be limited by tradition – or a slave to the whims of fashion. Instead it should be relentlessly focused on performance.
Rohan is regarded as the prime innovator in the concept of functional travel clothing – championing the usefulness of such outdoor requirements as lightness, low bulk, quick drying times and sun protective fabrics as equally useful for the globetrotting journalist or the adventurous holidaymaker.

Rohan is dedicated to the idea that you should be able to travel the world unencumbered and free. Our clothing is packed full with clever features so you can do just that. It’s protective, lightweight, packable, easycare and versatile.

Rohan. For Every Journey.