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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, it is an extremely well organised event combining challenging running with stunning scenery. Take on these country lanes and you will have definitely deserved that medal at the finish line.
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Review summary

4.2
20 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

D

Derrick S
"Was a really enjoyable day. The course was challenging and not helped by being..."

L

Luke d
"Really loved this run special thanks to volunteers/Marshalls and Kevin daly..."

C

Christine C
"I always find nice at work events well organised. The course is tough but..."
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How to enter the Canterbury Half Marathon

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £24–£26
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  2. Fun Run

    Run 2mi
    £7
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  3. Children's Race

    Run 1mi
    £4
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Canterbury Half Marathon routes

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.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Bespoke medal
  • Finish line goodies
  • Well-stocked aid stations
  • Chip timed
  • Marshalled and marked course
  • First Aid
  • Certified and measured course
  • Prizes
Raceday Logistics

Schedule

10:00 Race Start

Please ensure that you arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of the race in order to drop your bag and complete the registration process.

Spectators

Spectators are very welcome. The best place to view the runners will be near the start/finish area.

Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer, there are a variety of roles available from marshalling to helping with event set-up.

Volunteers are offered free entry to a future Nice Work race and, in some cases, expenses are available.

If interested, please contact: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Are headphones allowed?
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.
Can I enter on the day?
Providing the entry limit has not been reached, entries will be available on the day for an increased price.
How old do I have to be to participate in the half marathon?
Runners must be 17 years or over to compete.
How can I find my results for the Canterbury Half Marathon?
Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk after the race.

Meet the organiser

We are a specialist race management company, organising more than 140 races across the UK each year. We offer everything from small community events to larger races organised on behalf of running clubs, charities, local authorities and private companies.

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Canterbury Half Marathon reviews (20)

4.2 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • L

    Luke d

    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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • M

    Malcolm F

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Challenging course. Great stewarding. Average facilities especially car parking and race finish water station
  • M

    Michael F

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Challenging and scenic. Great marshalling. Average facilities, car parking and water arrangements at the finish.
  • S

    Steveh

    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
  • R

    Robin H

    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!
  • A

    Aron H

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Don’t get me wrong this was a great half marathon, the support from locals was superb with hosepipes and sweets and encouragement. My issue was the water stations were lacking in that the cups were only half filled with water and considering it was nearly 30’ this could have been dangerous. There also were not enough stations. I’m sure it wasn’t just me who finished it feeling very dehydrated. I will be back next year, I think I will probably wear a hydration vest though which I have never done for a half marathon (or a full) before.
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