Canterbury Half Marathon

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About
Run along the quiet country lanes on the outskirts of Kent in this summer Half Marathon. Whether this is your first, or your 50th, the friendly atmosphere of an event like this welcomes runners of all abilities. Reach the finish to earn your bespoke finisher’s medal.
Participants
Fun Run, Children's Race, and Half Marathon
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Calendar
Mon, 29 Aug 2022
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4.2
(21 Reviews)
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Based on 1,000 participants

Elevation

5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Merton Ln, Canterbury CT4 7BA, UK
Start times
Mon, 29 Aug 2022
Half Marathon:
10:00am |
Fun Run:
10:15am |
Children's Race:
10:15am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Canterbury Half Marathon
Route information
The Canterbury Half Marathon course is a lollipop shape route covering the roads on the outskirts of the city. Beginning near Merton Farm, the route takes runners through Petham and Waltham along scenic country roads.
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Finish-line goodies
  • Well-stocked aid stations
  • Chip-timed results
  • Marshalled and marked course
  • First Aid
  • Certified and measured course
  • Prizes
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Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
Merton Ln, Canterbury CT4 7BA, UK
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Parking
Due to the Rugby Club and Merton Farm being unavailable for parking this year, Nice Work have arranged a Park and Ride service for both runners and spectators from Sturry Road Park and Ride. The postcode for Sat Nav is CT1 1AD.
Buses will run every 10 minutes from 8am to 10am for the 10-minute drive to Merton Farm. Priority will be given to runners over spectators and the last bus for runners will leave at 9.30am. This is to ensure that you will arrive in time for the start of the race. The buses will then resume at 11.30am to transport you back to your cars through until 2pm.
By Train
The closest railway station is Canterbury East Station, however, this is roughly 3 miles from the race HQ.
Event day logistics
08:00 - 10:00 Park andRide to Merton Farm
10:00 Half Marathon starts
10:15 Fun Run and Children's Race starts
Please ensure that you arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of the race in order to complete the registration process, drop your bag and warm up.
Age Restrictions
  • You must be aged 17 and over in order to compete in the Half Marathon
  • You must be over 2 years for the Fun Run
  • You must be under 15 years for the Childrens race
Race Packs
Entrants who have entered in good time will have their race packs sent in the post 10 days before event day.
Those who have entered in the 10 days before race day will collect their race pack at registration on the day of the event.
If your race pack hasn’t arrived, head to the registration desk at race HQ and you can be issued with a new one.
A full set of race instructions will be sent via email before the event.
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Nice Work
Nice Work are an event organiser based out of Rye in Sussex, who offer one of the most comprehensive inventory of running events in the UK. From coastal 10ks, to trail marathons, to inner-city fun runs, these events have an ever-growing and loyal community of runners who are in it for the love of the sport. If you’ve ever sat on the fence or been unsure about taking on your first running event, then checking out Nice Work’s offering is the perfect place to start.
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Spectator Info
Spectators are very welcome. The best place to view the runners will be near the start/finish area.
Backpack
What to bring
Please arrive ready to run because there are no changing facilities at the race venue - but there will be a bag drop area for small bags.
FAQ's
Are headphones allowed during the The Canterbury Half Marathon?
Due to sections of the route being open to traffic headphones are not permitted during the race and if you are seen wearing headphones you risk disqualification.
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Can I enter The Canterbury Half Marathon on the day?
Providing the entry limit has not been reached, entries will be available on the day for an increased price.
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How old do I have to be to participate in The Canterbury Half Marathon?
Runners must be 17 years or over to compete in the Half Marathon. If you want to take part in the Fun Run you must be over 2 years old. For the Children's Race all entrants must be under the age of 15.
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How can I find my results for the Canterbury Half Marathon?
Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk after the race.
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Reviews
4.2
21 reviews
FamilyFamily friendly
BicepFlexChallenging course
SceneryStunning scenery
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
I always enjoy the Canterbury half. Great support in the villages, lovely views and some testing hills.
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
What you would normally expect from a Nice Work race, fantastic marshals and volunteers and an amazing medal. My only issues are the parking this year was at a park and ride the other side of the city which meant long waiting times for a bus to the start (it was raining, so getting wet before starting) and then waiting again for a bus back after and the narrow roads. I was driven at multiple times by drivers who didn't want to wait a few seconds for me to move safely out of their way and large groups of slower runners taking up the entire width of the road making it very difficult for other runners to pass.
Luke d
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Really loved this run special thanks to volunteers/Marshalls and Kevin daly also the public coming out and supporting the runners they made the day awesome
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
I always find nice at work events well organised. The course is tough but scenic not much traffic, good water stations.
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3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Tough course through lovely country lanes. The view across the valley towards the cathedral with about a mile to go makes all those hills worth it. One word of warning,nothing much going on for any spectators. So take everything you’re going to need with you.
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Was a really enjoyable day. The course was challenging and not helped by being one of the hottest days of the year. There could have been a few more water stations but volunteers were great and the course was well signposted. Would run it again.
Malcolm F
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Challenging course. Great stewarding. Average facilities especially car parking and race finish water station
Michael F
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Challenging and scenic. Great marshalling. Average facilities, car parking and water arrangements at the finish.
Steveh
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Excellent atmosphere created by volunteers and members of the public. Course challenging but lovely scenery. Course welll signposted. Could have done with a couple more drinks stations. Overall very good event
Robin H
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
An enjoyable run. The course on an ordinary day would be challenging with the hills. However, with the blistering heat it was brutal at times. Thanks to the local home owners who sprayed us with their hoses and water pistols! A couple more water stations may have helped.I left with lots of time to spare but both Google maps and Imaps took us to the nearest point on the dual carriageway and didn't recognise the parking locations. Had no time to stretch etc. Just beware for next year!Maybe an option for a bespoke t-shirt as some of us collect tshirts and not medals. We'll done to all who completed it!
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Recent Questions
James Seale
8/9/2019
Hi I have a booking reference number but I don’t have a confirmation email. am I okay to pick up my race number on the day?
Stephy Dennis
8/12/2019
Hi there. For this event your race number and timing chip should be posted to you 10 days before race day. If you do not receive your race pack before race day, please go to the registration desk at the race HQ and they will reissue your race number.
Lee Mcloughlin
8/8/2019
Hi is there parking onsite and if so how much is it ?
Benjamin Morris
5/19/2019
Hi Can you pay on the day or should I book in advance? Thanks
Stephy Dennis
5/20/2019
Hey there, just to let you know you can pay on the day, however, they may not have enough space and it will be more expensive. I would recommend booking in advance, that way you will be guaranteed a spot and it will be cheaper. All the best!
Mollie Lewis
7/12/2019
Hello! Can you tell me a bit more about the aid/water stations? How many are there likely to be and at what points on the course? I would like to practice my nutrition ahead of the day- thank you!
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