ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k 2022
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With a variety of distances to choose from, and a race village buzzing with excitement, this event has something for everyone. Take in Southampton's most historic landmarks, and not forgetting the stunning city centre finish. Come along for an unforgettable atmosphere and for a day to remember.
Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and 1 more
Sun 24th Apr 2022
Southampton, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Based on 12,000 participants
5 to 20m elevation gain per km
Where and when
O2 Guildhall, W Marlands Rd, Southampton SO14 7LP, UK
Half Marathon:9:00am |
Mile Fun Run:4:00pm
Marathon and Half Marathon
Both races will start and finish in the centrally located Southampton Guildhall Square.
From the city centre this exciting route begins by heading past the ABP SOuthampton Docks. Runners will enjoy heading over the impressive Itchen Bridge, taking in glorious views across the Southampton Waters, The Solent and, even the New Forest.
Following a section by the shoreline at Weston Shore, runners have the unique experience of racing through the brilliant St Mary’s Football Stadium, home to Premier League football team, Southampton.
Runners will then head over Northam Bridge with more riverside views, before running through the beautiful Riverside Park. They will then cross into Portswood and head through the picturesque Southampton Common.
Here, the Half Marathon runners will head towards the finish and a rousing reception outside the Southampton Guildhall, to complete the race and collect their medals.
For Marathon runners it will be time for your second lap! Runners will know what to expect second time around and can find their rhythm as the race gets tough before coming back to the City Centre to the wonderful finish line atmosphere.
The Half Marathon also has the option for wheelchair racers to take part in this event.
The 10k also starts and finishes in the centrally located Southampton Guildhall Square.
This exciting route begins by taking runners through Queen’s Park, before you'll run over the famous Itchen Bridge with glorious views across the Southampton Waters, The Solent and, even the New Forest.
This will then lead to a loop of Woolston, where you are likely to find many supporters cheering you all the way round. You’ll then head back towards the city centre, over Northam Bridge, taking you right past the legendary St Mary’s Stadium, home of Southampton’s Premier League football team.
Runners will head through the underpass to continue on their route and will run through more of the city’s green spaces, in the shadow of Solent University.
With one final loop to complete, you will sprint towards the wonderful atmosphere that will await at the City centre finish line.
This brilliant Fun Run makes this a truly memorable day out for the whole family. You can walk, jog, run through the city centre parks of Southampton. You can even come in fancy dress if you like, but whichever you want to complete the race bring the whole family along!
- Finisher's medal
- Event t-shirt
- Goodie bag
- Race village
- Chip-timed results
- Water stations
- Event photos
- Bag drop
- Live music
How to get there
O2 Guildhall, W Marlands Rd, Southampton SO14 7LP, UKGet full directions
The Guildhall is situated in the centre of Southampton. The city can be accessed from the M27 or the M3.
There are lots of car parks in Southampton, Westquay car parks are now open 24 hours a day and the majority of Council Car Parks will be open from 6am.
At East Park, where the old tennis courts used to be, there will be some bike racks available.
The nearest train station is Southampton Central, it is approximately 0.4 miles from the race village area (10 minutes).
First Bus have kindly offered free transport to anyone wearing their race number on the day of the race.
Event day logistics
07:00 Race Village opens
09:00 Marathon and Half Marathon start time
10:00 10k start time
12:00 Marathon lap 1 cut-off time
12:30 Awards Ceremony
13:00 Fun Run Race Packs available
15:00 Marathon cut-off time
16:00 Fun Run starts
You are recommended to arrive at least 90 minutes before your race, as there will be queues for parking, toilets and bag drop. There will be a warm up and other activities to keep you entertained.
Race numbers with race information will be sent out in advance of your race. Your timing chip will be attached to your number.
You must be at least 18 to take part in the Marathon, at least 17 for the Half Marathon and at least 15 for the 10k.
The Fun Run is open to children between the age of 2 and 17.
Please note that children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a paying adult running with the child.
So you have two options:
If your child is between the age of 8 and 17 you can enter them to run by themselves.
You can enter yourself and your child to run together (child age 2-17)
Runners must have completed the first lap of the Marathon by 12:00 and must complete the full Marathon by 15:00. There will be motivators at the back of the race so no one will be left on their own.
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There are plenty of cracking spots to watch the runners race through the streets, or you can watch on the giant TV in the race village.
Where can I leave my bag?
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.
Is there a cut-off time?
Yes, 12:00 is the cut-off time for the first lap of the Marathon and 15:00 is the cut-off time for the completion of the Marathon.
Can I wear headphones while I run?
Anyone not competing for a podium place may now wear headphones, however it is asked that you keep one earbud out to listen for instructions and other runners.
How old do I have to be to participate?
Participants must be 18 and over to enter the Marathon, 17 and over to enter the Half Marathon, 15 and over to enter the 10k, and must be older than 2 years for the Fun Run. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a paying adult for the Fun Run.
Will there be pacers for any of the races?
There will be pacers for the Half Marathon and the 10k, but unfortunately there will not be pacers for the Marathon.
Will there be toilets at this event?
There will be many toilets available around the race village as well as other toilets available on the course.
Can I take part in a wheelchair?
Yes! The Half Marathon has a wheelchair option.
Do I have to run for a charity?
No, you do not have to run for a charity, but the organiser would love to know if you are!
Do I have to enter to run with my child in the Fun Run?
The Fun Run is open to children between the age of 2 and 17. Please note that children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a paying adult running with the child. You can therefore enter a child between the age of 8 and 17, or you can enter yourself with your child of any age between 2 and 17.
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