ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k 2022

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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.
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Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and 1 more
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Sun, 24 Apr 2022
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
O2 Guildhall, W Marlands Rd, Southampton SO14 7LP, UK
Start times
Sunday, 24 Apr 2022
Marathon: 9:00 amHalf Marathon: 9:00 am10k: 10:00 am5k: 10:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k 2022
Marathon
Distance
26.2mi
£58 - £60
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
£43 - £45
10k
Distance
10km
£28 - £30
5k
Distance
5km
£23 - £25
Route information
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.
10k
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.
5k
The 5k starts and finishes in the centrally located Southampton Guildhall Square, before taking runners through the Queen's Park for some entertainment. With the stadium in your sight, you'll head towards Solent University before the home straight for your finish-line photo.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Event t-shirt
  • Goodie bag
  • Race village
  • Chip-timed results
  • Water stations
  • Event photos
  • Bag drop
  • Toilets
  • Live music
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How to get there
O2 Guildhall, W Marlands Rd, Southampton SO14 7LP, UK
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By Car
The Guildhall is situated in the centre of Southampton. The city can be accessed from the M27 or the M3.
Parking
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.
Bikes
At East Park, where the old tennis courts used to be, there will be some bike racks available.
By Train
The nearest train station is Southampton Central, it is approximately 0.4 miles from the race village area (10 minutes).
By Bus
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 and 5k start time
12:00 Marathon lap 1 cut-off time
12:30 Awards Ceremony
15:00 Marathon cut-off time
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.
Booking Deadline
The deadline to sign up is the 3rd of April. After the 7th of March, there will be a £10 admin fee for any changes and there will be NO refunds after this date.
Race Pack
Race numbers with race information will be sent out in advance of your race. Your timing chip will be attached to your number.
Age Restrictions
You must be at least 18 to take part in the Marathon, at least 17 for the Half Marathon, at least 15 for the 10k, and 12 and older to enter the 5k.
Cut-off times
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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Spectator Info
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.
FAQs
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.
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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.
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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.
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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 12 and older to enter the 5k.
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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.
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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.
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Can I take part in a wheelchair?
Yes! The Half Marathon has a wheelchair option.
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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!
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4.7
122 reviews
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