TTP Cambridge Half Marathon

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Take a truly unforgettable journey through one of the UK's most scenic cities with the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon. With a flat, PB potential route, closed roads and a tour of local landmarks, new and experienced runners will love this course. Come for an awesome medal, quick time, and buzzing day.
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Half Marathon, Charity & Business Challenge, Event Ancillaries, and 1 more
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Calendar
Sun, 5 Mar 2023
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Cambridge CB4 1HA, UK
Start times
Sun, 5 Mar 2023
Half Marathon:
9:30am |
Charity & Business Challenge:
9:30am |
Event Ancillaries:
TBC |
Partner Invitational Entry :
TBC
Races summary
Here's what races are available for TTP Cambridge Half Marathon
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
£44.00 - £99.00
Charity & Business Challenge
Distance
13.1mi
Free
Event Ancillaries
Distance
0km
Free
Partner Invitational Entry
Distance
13.1mi
£48.00 - £99.00
Route information
A 1-lap loop, the course starts on Victoria Avenue at the event village on Midsummer Common. The course heads through the centre of Cambridge; past the Round Church, Kings College, Fitzwilliam Museum and along The Backs.
This awesome, flat course is the perfect Half Marathon to kick off a summer of running and go for a personal best.
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What's included
  • Epic Finisher's Medal
  • Premium goodie bag
  • Free race photography
  • Closed road route
  • Chip-timed results
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How to get there
Cambridge CB4 1HA, UK
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By Bike
There will be a free and secure bike park on site for up to 1,000 bikes available for bike users to store their bikes while they race.
Park and Ride
Park and Ride is available for pre-booking at a number of sites:
  • St Ives - North East
  • Longstanton - North East
  • Madingley - West
  • Newmarket - East
  • Trumpington - South
  • Milton - North
This can be booked when registering for the event, and tickets are per person, not per car.
Please make a note of the location you are dropped off, as this is where you will be picked up for the return service. Each person over 5 years old travelling needs a ticket for the bus service which the organisers put on specially for the event. Sorry but there are no concessions for this service.
Parking
There is a car park at Grafton West, which is located within 200m of the event village, and is available to book at point of entry for £18 per space.
Event day logistics
09:30 Half Marathon starts
13:00 Cut-off time
Entrants will be set off in waves from 9:30am. Which wave you are in will be determined by your estimated finish time, and your wave will be communicated to you approximately 1 week before race day.
Race Packs
Race packs can be collected or sent in advance. For those who opt to pick it up, you must collect it from the event village on Midsummer Common on the Saturday before the race. Please bring your photo ID with you to pick up your race pack.
Race Pack collection is not available on event day.
Race packs can also be sent in the post, and will be done so in the weeks leading up to race day. If you have not received your pack 1 week before race day, please do get in contact. Race pack delivery addresses can only be changed before 5pm on January 27, 2023. Requests to change your delivery address after this date will not be permitted.
If you require a replacement pack due to providing incorrect information, you will need to collect a replacement pack by visiting us at Midsummer Common on the Friday or Saturday (a £5 charge will apply).
Race packs will not be available for collection on raceday.
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 17 and older to enter the event.
Cut-off Times
There will be a cut-off time of 3 hours 30 minutes in place at the event. If you come close to this time you may be asked to move to the pavement.
There will be a minibus behind the last runners from halfway round and if you are very obviously not going to meet the cut-off, the organisers will ask you to stop.
Wheelchair Entrants
The course is suitable for wheelchair entry.
Standard chairs are welcome in the main field. However, the organisers highly recommend viewing the site and route first to assess suitability.
Buggies
Running with buggies is not permitted as it would be unsafe.
Drink Stations
There will be 4 drink stations on the course providing water and High5 Aqua Gels.
Final details on drink stations will be in the race information.
Bag Drop
There will be a bag storage tent where you can leave your bag where the organiser will provide you with a numbered bag tag.
Pacers
There will be pacers on offer for the following times:
  • 1hr 30mins
  • 1hr 45mins
  • 2hrs
  • 2hrs 15mins
  • 2hr 30 mins
  • 2hr 45 mins
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FAQs
How do I enter the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon?
Entries open for Cambridgeshire residents on our mailing list on 2 August 2022 at 10am. Non-Cambridgeshire residents on our mailing list can enter on 3 August 2022 and then if there are any places left general entries will open on 4 August 2022. Details of different entry packages including Charity and Business Challenge entries can be found here <https://cambridgehalfmarathon.com/entry-options/>. Once general entries to the race have sold out, you may still be able to secure a place through one of our charity partners.
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Can I raise money for charity at the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon?
We have lots of charity partners for this event – last year our athletes raised over £500,000 for them. If you would like to race on their behalf, please contact them through the links on the Charity Page <ihttps://cambridgehalfmarathon.com/charities/>. They will be very happy to hear from you! If your charity is not listed, please feel free to enter yourself and raise money for any charity of your choosing.
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What's the minimum age to enter the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon?
17 years old on or before the event date.
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Can I race as a wheelchair athlete at the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon?
Our event does not currently have a wheelchair wave. Standard chairs are welcome in the main field. However, we highly recommend viewing the site and route first to assess suitability.
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Can I run with my child in a buggy at the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon?
Sorry but running with a buggy is not allowed as it would be unsafe.
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How will I get my race pack for the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon?
When you complete your entry online, you will be offered the option to collect your pack from Midsummer Common BEFORE the event or to have it posted in advance (fees for postage apply). You can check the option you have chosen via the Let’s Do This app or by logging in to your account. Please note – there is NO race pack collection on the day of the race. Collection will be on Friday and Saturday before the event only. If you cannot collect from Midsummer Common on those days, please select postage.
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I've opted to Collect - when and where do I collect my race pack at the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon?
If you choose to collect your race pack, you must collect it from the event village on Midsummer Common on the Friday (12-6pm) or Saturday (10-4pm) BEFORE the race. Sorry, but it is not possible to collect your race pack on the day of the race. If you cannot get to the site before the event day, please opt to have your pack posted. You must bring photo ID with you to collect your pack. We will not be able to issue your pack without this
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I've opted to have my pack Posted - do I need to do anything for the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon?
If you opted to have your pack posted, we will use the delivery address you have provided on your race entry to send the pack in advance of the race. It is your responsibility to provide the correct details. You can check your details for this event via the Let’s Do This app or by logging in to your account. If you need to change the delivery address, please notify us as soon as possible before 5pm on the 27 January 2023 - email us at info@cambridgehalfmarathon.com or call us on 01522 699950. We will not be able to process any change requests for postal deliveries after this date. If you require a replacement pack due to providing incorrect information, you will need to collect a replacement pack by visiting us at Midsummer Common on the Friday or Saturday (a £5 charge will apply). If you opted to have your pack posted and it has not been delivered (sadly sometimes they go missing in the post), please come to Enquiries on Midsummer Common, ideally on Friday or Saturday before the event if possible, to collect a replacement pack.
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I opted to Collect – can I change to have my pack posted for the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon?
If your circumstances have changed and you would now like your pack posted, please call us before 5pm on 27 January 2023 and we can add this for you and take payment for postage. After this date, we will be unable to make the change to post your pack to you. You will have to collect it from Midsummer Common on the Friday or Saturday before the event. You will not be able to collect your pack on the day of the race. Please remember to bring photo ID with you to collect.
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Can I transfer my place for the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon?
You can transfer your place to someone else before 29 January 2023. The transfer process must be completed by BOTH you and your athlete by this date, no transfers are possible after this date. If you are struggling to find someone to transfer to you could try the Cambridge Half Marathon Facebook page or local running clubs as there are often people there who are looking for a place. Please note - if you have a charity or partner place, these are not transferrable, and you will need to contact the organisation that gave you the entry directly to let them know that you cannot race. You can make your transfer by emailing support@letsdothis.com with the name and email address of the person taking your place. Once the other person has used the entry link they will be sent and completed their entry, you will be refunded your entry fee minus the £10 transfer fee. Please note that booking fees are not refundable. If the other athlete does not complete their entry before the deadline, you will not be refunded and your place will stay live. If you are having difficulties, please call the office on 01522 699950 before Friday 27 January 2023. Sorry, but we will be unable to help you after this date.
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I need to withdraw from the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon, can I get a refund?
If you need to withdraw please email info@cambridgehalfmarathon.com. All withdrawals must be made in writing. For withdrawals made until Sunday 29 January 2023, a partial refund will apply. After this date there can be no refunds. - Up to 84 days before the event, 11 December 2022, you will receive your entry fee, minus a £10 cancellation fee. - Between 83 and 42 days before the event, 22 January 2023, the cancellation fee will be £15. - Between 41 and 35 days before the event, 29 January 2023, there will be a £20 cancellation fee. - From 34 days before the event, 30 January 2023, we cannot issue any refund. Please note that booking fees are not refundable.
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Can I buy insurance for the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon?
When making your entry, you will be offered the opportunity to purchase event insurance with Yellow Jersey for an additional cost. This will provide you with cover should you be unable to attend your event due to an unexpected or unforeseen circumstance that occurs after your purchase. It also covers you for accident while racing. Full policy terms in the OSB T&C's at the end of this form or by visiting www.yellowjersey.co.uk/OSB
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Can I defer my entry for the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon?
Sorry but there is no option to defer race entries.
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What time does the race start TTP Cambridge Half Marathon?
The race starts at 9:30am however not all runners start at the same time. Runners are organised into waves depending on their estimated finish times. The first wave will leave at 9:30am and we anticipate the last one leaving approximately half an hour later. Therefore, your personal start time could be later than 9:30am. Your timing chip in your race number will ensure that your personal start and finish time is captured. We suggest you get to the event site an hour before the race to give yourself time to prepare properly. We will email you with your race number and wave time approximately three weeks before the race. Please arrive at the start area ready to race at least 15/20 minutes before your wave start time, to allow time to ‘load’ all the runners in your wave.
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How do I get to the start at the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon?
For those that can walk or jog, please do as it will ease traffic congestion and is a great way to warm up. If you want to cycle, we will have a free secure bike park on site for up to 1,000 bikes. For those travelling from further away please consider using our Event Park and Ride service, see the Bus Service Map HERE . This is a special event only service and must be booked in advance to guarantee availability. In 2023 we will again be using 6 sites, including St Ives & Longstanton, which both come in along the guided busway, alongside the sites at Milton, Trumpington, Newmarket and Madingley Road. For general site information please visit Cambridge Park and Ride and The Bus Way. The return journey will be from the same place you are dropped off, so make a note of the location so you can find it again easily! Please note that tickets are per person NOT per car. Each person over 5 years old travelling needs a ticket for the bus service which we put on specially for the event. Sorry but there are no concessions for this service. Park & Ride can be booked when you enter or via the Shop tab at the top of the website. Tickets for Park & Ride are currently £5 per person and can be ordered until Thursday 23 February. Tickets will rise to £6 after 29 January, at which point we will no longer be able to send your tickets in your race pack and they will need to be sent separately. After this date tickets will only be available to purchase at the site at a cost of £10 per adult and £6 per child under 15. We will also have an event car park at Grafton West which is within 200m of the event village. In the past, this has sold out very quickly. Price is £18 per space.
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Will there be water at the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon?
Yes, we will be providing water and High5 Aqua Gels at the drink stations. We will again have 4 Drink stations. We use 330ml plastic bottles for water as they are easily recyclable. We are currently unable to use compostable cups due to access to processing facilities, but are hoping this will change soon. If you would like to bring your own refillable bottle, there will be points on midsummer common and at one of the drink stations where you can refill your bottle. Final details will be in the race information
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I want to wear something to keep me warm at the start of the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon, is there somewhere I can leave it?
We will have a bag storage tent where you can leave your bag, we will provide you with a numbered bag tag. If you would like to wear an old top and dispose of it at the start, there will be large bags that you can put it in. All disposed of items will be passed on to charity.
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Will there be pacers at the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon?
Yes. We normally have pacers running at 1hr 30mins, 1hr 45mins, 2hrs, 2hrs 15mins, 2hr 30 mins and 2hr 45 mins. Most will have flags but all will be wearing pacer t-shirts so you can spot them.
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Is there a cut-off for the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon?
Yes, there is. We want to support everyone to have a great race, but we also have limits on how long we can close the roads in Cambridge, so we will stop you if you are going to take longer than 3.5 hours. If you are close to this time, then we may ask you to move onto the pavement. There will be a minibus behind the last runners from halfway round and if you are very obviously not going to meet the cut-off, we will ask you to stop.
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Do you need any volunteers at the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon?
Always! We can’t run our events without the help of our amazing team of volunteers. It’s a great way to be part of the event and the atmosphere if you don’t want to take part in the race itself. All our volunteers get food, a designated refreshment area, an event jacket and a guaranteed (discounted) entry for the following year. We have a system called Rosterfy which we use for volunteers. It will allow you to select your own job and will give you access to information. Please follow the link on the volunteer page to sign up. We are also always on the lookout for large groups to run feed stations and other areas that require a large number of volunteers, so if you are part of a running group, school, charity, knitting circle, sewing bee or just have a massive group of friends that would love to spend the day helping out, please get in touch with Ali@osbevents.com and make her day!
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How can my business get involved at the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon?
There are lots of ways for businesses to get involved – you can become anevent sponsor, a supplier or vendor, or you can enter a team into the Business Challenge! If you’re interested in getting your business involved, please email: ella@osbevents.com
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Reviews
4.5
5 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
CrowdsIncredible crowds
Charles G
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2020
Everything about this Half was incredibly well organised. From the communication emails in the weeks leading up to the race, to the start waves organisation, drinks stations layout and finish area. It's definitely not cheap, but it's worth every penny. You get a fully road closed half marathon that starts and ends in the same place, has no loops/laps and great crowds. There are a few areas where the course narrows to the point that it makes it tricky to overtake (especially at the start where there waves were 1,000 people). I started towards the back of the first wave and spent the first few km's trying to overtake people before getting into a good rhythm. Particular highlights were through Kings College, Grantchester, and the final few km's through Cambridge town centre where the crowds were incredible.
Star
4.7
Did the race in 2019
Potential PB course but given time of year (first weekend in March) cant rely on the weather. Well marshalled and good course atmosphere. Bit on the pricey side though.
Star
4.3
Did the race in 2019
Fast flat course. Some iconic views of Cambridge, some long sections of boring main roads but traffic free and lots of supporters. I loved the option of gels at the water stations so I didn't have to carry my own. It was also a nice touch to put names on the race numbers. I thought this was a bit of a gimmick at first but it actually made a big difference having spectators shout my name as I ran around the course. Only criticism - I would have preferred a banana to a beer at the finish (even if it was alcohol free)!
Star
4.7
Did the race in 2019
More toilets needed but great course and finishing bag
Star
4.0
Did the race in 2016
This is a nice, flat course. There are quite big sections without any spectators, but once you get to town it's great!
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Recent Questions
Alice Rose Morris
27/09/2021
When are race packs normally sent out?
Matt Buckland
17/11/2021
Hey Alice! Race packs are sent out after 28th January 2022. Check out the FAQ above for more information.
Vickie White Plews
27/09/2021
Are there toilets on the course?
Madeleine Raynel
16/11/2021
Hi Vickie, yes there are.!
Vickie White Plews
27/09/2021
Are there toilets around the course?
Deana Pittway
07/09/2021
I need to cancel my place, how do I go about this?
Matt Buckland
17/11/2021
Hi Deana! Email us at support@letsdothis.com and we'll help you out
Caglar Koca
29/07/2021
In what time do we need to complete the race?
Matt Buckland
17/11/2021
Hi Caglar! There's a time limit of 3 hours and 30 min to make sure the roads can open again
Kathy Saunders
02/10/2019
Is there a cut off time to finish?
Rachel Le Comber
17/11/2021
Hi Kathy! Yeah it looks like theres a 3 hour and 30 min cut-off time to make sure the roads can open again
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