Buxton Half Marathon

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Buxton Half Marathon
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Enjoy some peak district countryside in this scenic Half Marathon in Buxton. With a few tricky hills, this single-lap race will keep you on your toes the whole way around. Perfect for those looking for a friendly and fun Half Marathon to start off a summer of racing.
Half Marathon
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Sun, 26 May 2024
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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Where and when
The Pavilion Gardens, St John's Rd, Buxton SK17 6BE, UK
Start times
Sunday, 26 May 2024
Half Marathon: 10:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Buxton Half Marathon
Half Marathon
£24 - £26
Route information
Starting at the iconic Buxton Opera House, the course takes runners out of town and up to the first climb along Axe Edge. From here, runners will head along country lanes all the while enjoying views of Chrome Hill, Dowel Dale, and Park Hill, just to name a few.
With a few more climbs along the way, the course finally loops back to Buxton before finishing in the Pavilion Gardens.
The total ascent for the course is around 460m, meaning theres plenty of (manageable!) hills dotted along the way.
What's included
  • Event T-shirt (additional cost)
  • Event memento for all runners at the finish
  • Prizes for race and age category winners
  • Chip-timed results
  • Water Stations
  • Food and drink available for purchase
How to get there
The Pavilion Gardens, St John's Rd, Buxton SK17 6BE, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
Pavilion Gardens has a car park just 2 minute walk from the event start which are chargeable for a fee. More information can be found hereExternalLink.
Event day logistics
08:00 Registration opens
10:00 Half Marathon starts
Water Stations
There will be 3 water stations situated around the course, located at the following points as well as at the finish line:
  • Mile 2.5 at the top of the first climb
  • Mile 7 at Glutton Bridge
  • Mile 10 at Brierlow Bar
If you have purchased a race t-shirt, you will be able to collect it on the morning of the event from registration.
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 18 and older to enter the Half Marathon.
There will be the following prizes on offer at the event. No competitor to get more than 1 prize ( if vet 1st,2nd,3rd etc then next vet picks up age grade prize) If V50 wins then next vet in 50 + group gets that prize.
  • Male - 1st 2nd 3rd
  • Female - 1st 2nd 3rd
  • Female 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65+
  • Male 40 -44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70+
  • Team prize male 4 to count and female 3 to count
How old do I need to be to enter the Buxton Half Marathon?
Entrants must be 18 and older to enter the event.
Is the Buxton Half Marathon a hilly course?
With a fair few hills to climb, this course definitely isn't flat and quick, so expect a few hills and around 460m of elevation.
Can I enter the Buxton Half Marathon on the day?
Subject to availability, entries will be available on the day for an increased fee. This popular event does sell out though, so make sure you get your entry in soon!
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