Cheltenham Half Marathon

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Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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  2. Community Mile

    Run 1mi
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Event details

  • Mixed
  • Undulating
  • Finisher’s medal
  • 4000 participants

From the organizer

Organizer's website

The Still Moving Cheltenham's Half Marathon is set in the heart of this beautiful regency town and has been designed to show off its splendour and Cotswold charm. Now moving into its seventh year, this popular half marathon has grown in size and is now hosted at the famous Cheltenham Racecourse.

Cheltenham Half Marathon route

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With the start and finish line held at the stunning Racecourse on the outskirts of this beautiful regency town, participants will be able to enjoy the glorious views of the surrounding Cotswolds before heading off along tree lined roads towards the stunning Town Centre. Through iconic locations such as Montpellier and Landsdown, before joining the old Honeybourne Line towards Pittville and back into the Racecourse for a final lap before enjoying an amazing grandstand finish. A truly amazing opportunity to see the best Cheltenham has to offer from a closed road, point of view.

The route is fully signed and marshalled – please follow marshal instruction. Aid stations are along the route with water, toilets and medical support. Participants will be asked to move onto the pavement if they fall behind the road re-opening schedule – on sections where there is no pedestrian footpath, participants will be re-routed. Everyone will be greeted at the finish with their medal and other rewards.

*subject to change
Raceday Logistics

Event Day Time Table:

  • 07:00: Village Opens
  • 08:30: Start Assembly
  • 09:00: RACE START
  • 09.20 Onwards: Community Mile Finish
  • 10:05 Onwards: Half Marathon Finish
  • 12:30*: Half Marathon Course Closures

*Participants falling behind the pace required to finish by 12:30 will be asked to move to the pavement.


​Your baggage can either be left with a friend or family member, or at the baggage store located in the event village.

Please use the baggage label that will come attached to your race number. Baggage is left entirely at your own risk – we strongly advise you not to leave valuable items.


If you still have any questions about the event or would like to get in touch to volunteer then please contact the event organiser directly -


Q. When will I receive my race pack?

A. Race packs will be sent out during the last two weeks leading up to the race.

Q. Can I run wearing an iPod, MP3 player or other personal stereo device?

A. We advise against the use of iPods, MP3 players or other personal stereo devices to ensure runners are able to hear any announcements or medical alerts.

Q. Can I sign up on the day?

A. No. We cannot accept entries on the day.

Q. Do I need to register on the day after I’ve signed up?

A. No. Just come along and line up in your allocated start pen.

Q. Where is the race village?

A. The race village is at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Q. Can I run in fancy dress?

A. Yes, as long as it is not obstructive to other runners.

Q. Is there a cut-off time for runners?

A. The cut-off time for 4 miles is 1 hour 10 minutes. At 3 hours 30 minutes, any participants remaining on the course will be asked to move onto the pavement.

Q. Will there be pacers?

A. Yes. We have pacers from 1 hour 30 minutes at 15 minutes intervals up to 2 hours 30 minutes.

Q. Can I transfer my entry to someone else?

A. You must not, under any circumstances, give your race number to anyone else. Among other potential problems, doing so may cause problems of identification for the event medical services in the event of any accident or injury.

Q. Can I have a refund if I can no longer take part?

A. You are entitled to a refund within the first 7 days of signing up (the cooling off period). After this period the following applies:

  • Withdrawing 121+ days before the event – you will be offered a 50% refund or 50% credit to be used against an entry into the 2020 Cheltenham’s Half Marathon;

  • Withdrawing 61-120 days before the event – you will receive a 50% credit to be used against an entry into the 2020 Cheltenham’s Half Marathon;

  • Withdrawing 31-60 days before the event – you will be offered a guaranteed place in the 2020 Cheltenham’s Half Marathon – you will need to pay the full entry price at the time of entry;

  • Withdrawing 30 days or less before the event – you will receive no refund or credit.

Photos & Results:

Photos and results will be available via the website as soon as possible after the race.

​Presentations & Prizes:

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place men & women will be awarded on the main stage on event day.

Prizes for 1st place in each age category will be posted out in the following week. Please note: One prize per winner.

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