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ABP Southampton Marathon, Half, 10k & Mile

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With three great race options to choose from, this is not an event to be missed. Take in some of Southampton's most historic landmarks, with a city centre finish outside the Guildhall. The main highlight is crossing the iconic Itchen bridge.

Review summary

4.1
5 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Dr Charlotte W
"Great event! A challenging two lap course and amazing support for the first lap..."

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Lisa P
"I did the half marathon, great atmosphere and didn’t find the Itchen Bridge too..."

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Sonia C
"Number collection was so disorganised, the start was disorganised and the half..."
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ABP Southampton Marathon, Half, 10k & Mile routes

Start/Finish Line: By Watt's Park, above Bar Street

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.

At the top of the Itchen 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 alongside the beautiful mouth of the Solent, before running through the Premier league Saints stadium, through the huge expanse of the common, then finish in front of the Guildhall in the city centre.

The Marathon route:

  • 2-lapped course
  • An exciting mix of coast, city and parks
  • Predominantly flat course
  • 5 water and energy stations

Event Details

Overview

What’s Included
  • On course entertainment and live music
  • Race pacers
  • Water and Energy Gel stations
  • Tech T- Shirt
  • Goody Bag
Raceday Logistics

Race Village Location: Guildhall Square

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

  • 07:00 - Race Village opens
  • 08:45 - Full and Half Marathon warm up
  • 09:00 - Full Marathon starts
  • 09:00 - Half Marathon starts
  • 09:45 - 10k warm up
  • 10:00 - 10k race starts
  • 10:10 - First finisher of half marathon expected
  • 12:00 - Cut off time for finishing Half Marathon and second lap of Full Marathon (3 hours)
  • 15:00 - Cur off time for finishing Full Marathon (6 hours)
  • 15:50 - Mascot Mile starts
  • 16:00 - Fun Run starts
  • 17:00 - Race Village closes

Spectators

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!

Volunteers

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.

FAQs

Where can I leave my baggage?

There is a baggage drop area in the Guildhall. This must be labeled with your tag and race number. There may be queues, so please plan ahead.

ABP Southampton Marathon, Half, 10k & Mile weather forecast

Drizzle throughout the day.

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ABP Southampton Marathon, Half, 10k & Mile 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