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Coventry Festival of Running

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A great event with a huge crowd and some phenomenal sightseeing. The Coventry Half, 5K and Wheelchair 2.5 race is one of the classics on the running calendar. There truly is something here for everyone so get down to the starting line and crush that PB.

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James L
"A great race, generally well organised and well supported. Quality medal and..."
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How to enter the Coventry Festival of Running

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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  2. 5K

    Run 5km
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  3. Wheelchair 2.5K

    Run 2.5km
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Coventry Festival of Running routes

This classic course takes runners past some of the most historic landmarks in the city, out through the country lanes before leading runners right back down towards Coventry Cathedral.

A beautiful course for all participants. Whether starting with a brief 5K run or going whole-hog with the Half Marathon you are bound to enjoy this race.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Technical t-shirt
  • Refreshments
  • Clearly marked course
  • First aid on-hand
  • Chip timed results
Raceday Logistics


08:30 - Half Marathon Start

08:50 - 5K & Wheelchair 2.5KM Start

There is limited parking and significant road closures to allow for this race so please give yourself plenty of time to get down to the race so you can find parking, get registered and warm up in time for your event.

Kit List
  • Race nutrition
  • Personal refreshments as needed
  • Good positive racing attitude

Thousands of spectators turn up for this event and it makes for an incredible atmosphere so drag your friends and family to Coventry, or better yet - sign them up.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I resell my Coventry Half Marathon ticket?
No, your race number is individual to you and cannot be resold or transferred. You must wear it clearly on the front of your shirt and the emergency information must be filled out.
Is this race chip timed?
Yes, these races are chip timed and they are fixed to your race number so please ensure you attach your race number to the front of your shirt.
Is there somewhere to leave my bag at Coventry Half Marathon or 5K?
Yes, there is a there will be a secure bag drop at the Race Village. Please ensure you attach your race number to your baggage label.
How can I get my race results?
All race results will be posted on the Coventry website and be found at -
Will there be refreshments throughout the course?
Yes, there will be 6 refreshment stations situated at 2.5M, 4M, 5.5M, 7.5M, 9.5M and 11.5M markers.
Will there be access to toilets or changing facilities at Coventry Half?
Yes, there are toilet facilities at the Race Village as well as throughout the race course.
Can I wear headphones?
Technically yes, but you are encouraged not to wear them on the day because there will be thousands of people around you and you should be aware of your surroundings.
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Coventry Festival of Running weather forecast

Drizzle throughout the day.

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Meet the organizer

Coventry University Student Union pulls together a series of awesome events to raise money for charities and motivate people to stay healthy.

Coventry Festival of Running reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    A great race, generally well organised and well supported. Quality medal and Tee-shirt and plenty of feed stations. The only issue with the new start/finish this year was the bag collection, the friendly volunteers and their kids were doing a great job, but they needed more help and more space as the queue for collection was massive at the end of the race.