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The half marathon that has a bit of everything to it. Known to be one of the most popular in Kent as it is an extremely well organised event and the run is relatively challenging. Take on the undulating country lanes and you will definitely deserve that medal at the finish line.

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    Entry Closed
  2. Fun Run

    Run 2mi
    Entry Closed
  3. Children's Race

    Run 1mi
    Entry Closed

Event details

  • Road
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Undulating
  • 1000 participants

From the organizer

Organizer's website

A popular part of the Kent sporting calendar, the Canterbury Half Marathon returns again. Organised to support Pilgrims Hospices by Nice Work, the race attracts a large Bank Holiday Monday entry to confirm its position as one of Kent's favourite half marathons.

The course is challenging and covers the quiet country lanes on the outskirts of the city. This an extremely well organised and managed event with all the necessities a participant needs.

Canterbury Half Marathon route

Course Maps
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What’s Included
  • Bespoke medal
  • Finish line goodies
  • Well-stocked aid stations
  • Chip timed
  • Marshalled
  • Marked route
  • Results
  • First Aid
  • Certified and measured course
  • Prizes
Course Details


The Canterbury Half Marathon course is a lollipop shape route covering the roads on the outskirts of the city. The course has been officially measured and carries a certificate of course accuracy. The route will be clearly marked using large route arrows and directional cones, as well as being marshalled throughout.

Due to sections of the route being open to traffic, headphones are not permitted to be worn during the race and if you are seen wearing headphones you risk disqualification.


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Raceday Logistics

Let's Do This always recommend that you arrive at least 45 mins before your start time so that you have enough time to both register and prep for the race start.

Race Start time - 10:00am

First Aid:

St John Ambulance will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.


Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre. Results will be uploaded to as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.

Kit List

Normal running gear is perfect for this race.


Spectators are very welcome


If you would like to volunteer to help at any of our events, there are a variety of roles available from marshalling to helping with event set-up. We offer our volunteers a free entry to a future race and, in some cases, expenses are available. If interested, please contact: [email protected]


Are headphones allowed?

Due to sections of the route being open to traffic headphones are not permitted to be worn during the race and if you are seen wearing headphones you risk disqualification.

Can I enter on the day?
Providing the entry limit has not been reached, entries will be available on the day for all of our races. There is an extra charge for entering on the day and this is stated on the individual event entry form.

Can anyone register for a race?
We accept athletes of all ages, sizes and capabilities! Our events are fully inclusive and designed both for those new to running and experienced athletes. Each race distance does have a minimum age limit, which is set by UK Athletics. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept any runners under the specified age bands.

The UKA age guidelines for races are:
  • Under 3k – Any age
  • 3k – 9 Years and over
  • 5k – 11 years and over
  • 5 Mile and 10k – 15 years and over
  • 10 mile – 16 years and over
  • Half Marathon – 17 years and over
  • 20 Mile and Marathon – 18 years and over
  • Ultra Marathon – 20 Years and over
Can I walk the event?
Our events are designed for runners; however, we do have walkers at some of our events. You may be asked to start the event earlier than the advertised start time and to complete the course un-marshalled, depending on the distance.

Can I run with a dog?
UK Athletics rules prohibit dogs in races. However, for some of the more ‘fun’ events, it may be possible subject to certain conditions - please check with us beforehand.

Are there toilets?

Yes this will have toilet facilities.

Race Timing

Nice Work is one the UK's leading providers of Race Management and Race Timing services. Our timing product offers disposable timing chips which are attached to the back of race numbers.

Our chip timing service includes:

  • Accurate results based on either 'gun to chip' or 'chip to chip' time.
  • Prize results produced to your exact specifications.
  • Instant results available online within seconds of the first finisher home.
  • Printed provisional results available minutes after the first finisher home.
  • A full set of provisional results available within 15 minutes of the last finisher home.
  • Results backed-up manually and by video.
  • The handling of all post-race timing and event related queries by phone and email.
  • Disposable timing chips available to order up to 3 days before the event.
  • Race numbers packaged up into labelled envelopes*.
  • Race inclusion on our website with links to online entry and information.
  • Your race entry form taken to events and dispatched with other race packs.
  • Promotion via social media and email.
  • Live results to your own website.

Optional extras include:

  • Entry management.
  • Race packs packaged and dispatched to all entrants.
  • Split timing.
  • UKA licence application.
  • Race clock hire.
  • Inflatable arch hire with your own branded panels.
  • Finish funnel digital results screen for runners to see gun times as they cross the line.
  • Race photography.
  • Race number and medal sourcing.
  • Finish line management including barriers and flags.
Race Management
We are one of the UK’s leading race management companies and we can provide everything required to promote and manage a successful race. The Nice Work team is packed with experienced runners who understand the needs of both athletes and race organisers, and we use that experience to make each event we do as enjoyable as possible for runners, their supporters and spectators.

Our race management service includes:
  • Race entry management, including processing postal and online entries, and managing entry enquiries by phone, email and via websites.
  • Promoting the race, including promotion via our website, providing race entry form flyers, plus a dedicated race website, if required.
  • Printing and dispatch of all race instruction packs and numbers to participants.
  • Liaison with race authorities to secure the appropriate licences and permits.
  • Liaising with local authorities and landowners to secure permission for the event.
  • Ensure the event has adequate and professional First Aid provision.
  • Provision of a race plan, health and safety plan and a comprehensive set of risk assessments.
  • Provision of key race officials including race director, course director, key sector marshals, timekeepers, plus registration and ‘front office’ staff.
  • Preparing and managing marshal briefings.
  • Timing services.
  • Provision of a race budget and regular updates to a nominated contact(s).
  • All race correspondence with participants, including pre and post race emails and a fast results service - results are published online shortly after the race finishes and sent out to all participants via email.

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    Benjamin M
    Hi Can you pay on the day or should I book in advance? Thanks


    Steph E
    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!
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    James S
    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?


    Steph E
    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.