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ABP Southampton Marathon, Half, 10k & Mile

Sun 5th May 2019
18 Palmerston Rd, Southampton SO14 1LL, UK

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  • Road
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • 10000 participants

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Welcome to ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10k! This fantastic event offers runners the choice of either a Marathon, Half Marathon or 10km race, along with closed roads through the heart of Southampton.

All races start and finish in the heart of Southamptons city centre with the run course passing iconic local landmarks including Bargate, QE2 Anchor and St Marys Stadium. Sure to be the race highlight will be running both the ascent and more popularly the descent over the Itchen bridge, which will be closed exclusively for this unique event.

Distances in this event

  1. Marathon

    Run 42.2km
    9:00am Sun 5th May 2019
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 21km
    10:00am Sun 5th May 2019
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  3. 10K

    Run 10km
    10:00am Sun 5th May 2019
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  4. Mile Fun Run

    Run 1mi
    4:00pm Sun 5th May 2019
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Route info

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What’s Included

Each participant will receive a Technical t-shirt (not cotton), goody bag and the all-important medal.

Course Details

All races start and finish in the heart of Southampton’s city centre with the run course passing iconic local landmarks including Bargate, QE2 Anchor and St Mary’s Stadium. Sure to be the race highlight will be running both the ascent and more popularly the descent over the Itchen bridge, which will be closed exclusively for this unique event.

The Marathon route is an exciting mix of coast, city and parks. This route is predominantly flat, perfect for a debut marathon! This is a 2 lapped route, which means you have twice the fun and you know whats coming up.

Just like the half marathon and 10k in 2018, you’ll get the chance to run over the Itchen Bridge during your race journey.

At the top of the bridge almost 100ft up, you’ll experience a feast for the eyes with the beautiful view of the city, the River Itchen, commercial centre and out to sea towards the Isle of Wight.

There are many delights on this route including running across the Itchen bridge, alongside the beautiful mouth of the Solent, before running through the Premier league Saints stadium, through the huge expanse of the common, then finally after your two laps finish in front of the Guildhall in the city centre.

This event is an ideal choice for first time Marathon runners and an exciting new course for seasoned pro’s alike.

Raceday Logistics

Full Start: 09:00

Half Start: 09:00

10K Start: 10:00

Fun Run Start Time: 1600

Race Village Location: Guildhall Square

Start/Finish Line Location: Above Bar Street adjacent to Watt's Park



Southampton City Counsel are offering all athletes an ALL DAY pay and display ticket at West Park Road Multi-storey Car Park for GBP 2.50.


Southampton Guildhall – The Start

The Race Village is located here so it will be buzzing with excitement as the runners do their warm up countdown to the start and then head off.

Once the runners have gone there is plenty of entertainment coming on our big screen as you can watch live footage, see interviews with runners  and then the Awards presentation to Winners at 1230.

Pop into town for a drink, snack or bite to eat!

Timings: 0700 – 1300

Guildhall Square – Finish Line

Directly in the middle of the Guildhall square, our fabulous host will be keeping the spectators entertained and welcoming the runners across the line!

There will be food and drinks available here and you can head to Sprinkles for Ice cream after!

Timings: 0900 – 1400 for all runners!


As a marshal, you will be stationed around the course to help ensure the smooth running of the Marathon, Half and 10K!

If you sign up to be a marshal, not only will you get to be a part of the day events you will also get a free entry to one of our events next year. So if you are looking to defer to next years event this is the best way to do so. We will send out a code a few weeks after this year's marathon to all marshals entitling you to 100% off entry for an event next year!

Contact the ABP Half Marathon for more information.

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Reviews (5)

4.1 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    I did the half marathon, great atmosphere and didn’t find the Itchen Bridge too bad, loved running through the stadium and got a great race photo In the stadium. The hill towards the end felt tough luckily there was a water station at the top and it was a warm day.
  • Did the Marathon in 2019

    Great event! A challenging two lap course and amazing support for the first lap (which coincided with those running the half marathon) and a quieter second lap, but still with amazing locals out to keep us going! The final mile was amazing with all the support and cheers. Well organised, good marshalling, excellent medical support and a lovely medal! If you want a “not flat” marathon and some beautiful scenery despite being through the city, this one is for you!
  • Did the Marathon in 2019

    Number collection was so disorganised, the start was disorganised and the half and full started together which made it very difficult and busy ! the pacers were no where to be seen as they were all mixed up with marathon and half marathon
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    4th time of running Southampton half.... previous years have been horrible, not the course, not the organisation nor the atmosphere, just me and probably not being fit enough. However, this year I laid the demons to rest and enjoyed it from start to finish.Great run, well organised and well supported by the City of Southampton... Highly recommend it to anyone looking for a few challenging hills - Itchen Bridge and Burgess Road are particular favourites !!! All mixed in with a bit of park running, through the Premier League Stadium, wiggling through the ports along side the Solent and around the suburbs of Southampton where all the residents get out and support the runners. Well done ABP and Southampton..... Will be back next year.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Great event great finish line with plenty of supporters, course really made with the cut through st marys football ground. Packet pickup on day only thing that needs looking at as half marathon was starting as I was still in big queue to get race stuff

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